2018 Color of the Year

Caliente – Benjamin Moore 2018 Color of the Year

Moving away from neutrals with a bold statement sets the tone for 2018. Caliente is strong, vibrant, and full of energy. This powerful choice by Benjamin Moore brings spaces to life! This color is powerful alone as well as pairs beautifully with warm and cool tones, making it the perfect choice to rev up any space.

The Power of Red

Don’t be afraid of this color! Although it might seem intimidating, it manages to warm up weathered rustic spaces as well as provide modern rooms with a striking confidence. From French Country to contemporary, Caliente is sure to complete the look with a dazzling touch. At Jenkins Design+Build, we design luxury our clients can use. We listen to their visions in order to provide them with the most compatible vibe in a home. This shade of red is energizing, spontaneous, and passionate. It excites our emotions and inspires us to take action – the perfect shade to set the tone for 2018!

Perfect Pairings

Caliente is stunning on its own as well as compelling when paired with warm or cool tones. This particular shade is able to warm up weathered and worn rustic spaces. It also injects energy into deep cool-toned grays, bringing them to life. Here are a few paint choices that we love paired with Caliente AF-290!

Spiced Spaces

Caliente allows us to turn any room into a statement setting. Our experts at Jenkins Design+Build create individualized spaces that capture the client’s personality through detail. Paint color is one of the details that complete the look and define the space. Caliente draws the eye and commands attention with its exuberant touch. Here are some of our favorite examples of how Caliente compliments any space from coastal to classic to modern!

Contrasting crisp white allows Caliente to take center stage.

A touch of red provides a striking first impression into this warm country home. Shades like Dreamy Cloud and Wolf Gray compliment the bold red.

We love it as a simple accent wall to spice up this modern bathroom. Whoever says simple is boring has never met Caliente!

Clean lines and warm toned woods tie modern and rustic together, providing the perfect blend of fresh with cozy.

Classic elements mixed with unique shapes and smooth finishes give this space its own character. Caliente spruces it up perfectly!

Make a bold statement like that of this rustic and charming entry way!

The Importance of Good Color

The final color selection is really all about flow, even down to all the little details.  The biggest enemy of good color flow is changing the color palette midway through the project.  For those who tend to be indecisive, a professional can be a huge help. Color is a very personal decision. Just like good design in any form, it should be highly unique to the client. At Jenkins Design+Build, we spend time learning our client’s preferences. Then we convert those preferences into their spaces.  In the words of Eero Saarinen (who designed the famous St. Louis Arch), the best designs are “the shapes that the ‘creators’ best relate to and thrive in”.  To see a sample of what we’ve been designing lately, check out our What’s in Design section.



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