Color of the Year Series Part 1: Caliente by Benjamin Moore

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Caliente by Benjamin Moore (AF-290)

"Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door.  The eye can't help but follow its bold strokes.  Harness the vitality"

*Source: Benjamin Moore and Co

Color Theory

Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.  Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. It has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red. In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage. It is a color found in many national flags and is associated with leadership and courage.

*Source: Color Wheel Pro

 

How To Use Caliente

Use this strong and vibrant shade as the main color in a space or in an outfit for a bold, audacious statement.  If you have a more subtle aesthetic, use it as a daring accent piece in a neutral room or as a confident punch of color in a chic accessory.

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Caliente Main Wall Color

*Source: Benjamin Moore

Using Caliente as a main wall color is sure to liven up any room and bring your trim and furnishings to life.

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Caliente Accent Wall Color

*Source: Benjamin Moore

The heat of Caliente is tempered by cool, white walls and millwork and accented with navy and chambray textiles.

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Caliente Front Door Color

*Source: Benjamin Moore

A front door coated in Caliente provides a warm, welcoming statement on a home that can also upgrade the home's curb appeal.

Final Thoughts...

Whether you boldly coat every wall, or take a more subtle approach with accent walls or accessories, Caliente makes an audacious statement that cannot be ignored!

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