Tag: color of the year

Caliente AF-290 is Benjamin Moore’s 2018 color of the year!

October 10, 2017

Caliente AF-290, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red has been chosen for the Color Of The Year 2018:

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Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and
makes people feel special, like ‘red carpet treatment’,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of
Strategic Design Intelligence. “Whether used as one note or on four walls, the spirited personality of red
turns heads signaling surprise and adventure. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes.”

I have specified this color in the past as an accent wall in a large dining room. The client loved it! I am not sure if I would like a whole room painted in this color, but it looks great as a front door color:

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Beautiful Caliente Red barn with Ben Moore Simply White:

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I actually do like all the walls painted in this vibrant red in the bath:

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Great pop of color in an all white kitchen!:

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So what do you think readers? I have seen some terrible colors introduced as the Color of the Year so I am feeling pretty happy about this fun color! Let me know your thoughts!



Which Pink Speaks To You?

February 18, 2017

Do you like the more subtle, calming shades of a blush pink room?:

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Or do you love the more vibrant, bolder shades of a raspberry pink?:

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Benjamin Moore Announces 2017 Color of the Year

October 18, 2016

Drumroll please….Benjamin    Moore   today    announced    its    highly    anticipated    Color    of    the    Year    2017    –    Shadow    2117-30,    a    rich,    royal    amethyst:

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It is a dark, rich, deep purple:Read More

Sherwin William’s Announces Poised Taupe as the Color of 2017

September 17, 2016

It’s time once again. The paint companies have begun choosing their ‘extraordinary’ color for next year.  Sherwin William’s has recently announced their color choice for 2017:

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Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams says, “It’s no secret that gray tones have had their moment in the sun and people are ready for a change but nothing too drastic. Going from gray to taupe is a comfortable shift in hue and will continue to work with furnishings and textiles, while looking current and modern wherever it’s applied.

“Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, nor gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking.”Read More

Trending- Moody Greens

September 8, 2016

It’s described as a softened olive leaf green, pastoral and a little wild at heart:

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I have been seeing quite a bit of this gray green paint color. Rich and earthy, don’t you think?Read More

Matching Flowers With Pantone Colors

March 18, 2016

Are you as excited as I am that Spring is almost here? Hooray for warmer weather! I wanted to share this interesting article that FTD wrote matching Pantone’s Top Ten Spring Colors with Spring Flowers. I love seeing the colors with the description and care for each flower and thought you would also enjoy. Here is a special introduction from FTD for the color boards:

Early spring is one of the best times of year. The frost starts to melt, the weather gets warmer, and flowers start to bloom. Whether you enjoy planting bright blooms in your yard, or prefer using flowers indoors to brighten up your space, there’s no denying that the right flowers can really transform a home or garden.

There are endless options for colorful spring flowers. To help you choose the ones that are right for you, FTD put together spring flower color palettes based on the Spring 2016 Pantone colors. These ten colors range from soft pinks and reds to vivid reds and yellows, creating a contrasting yet balanced group of colors that will inspire you as you decorate this season!Read More