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October 13th, 2017 Colors Of The Year 2018

Both bold (all in capital letters) choices, Colors of the Year 2018 are, by all means, not shy hues. Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams are taking us down a wild road. Certainly daring, these vivid colors are meant to allow us to explore a more risky design style. But remember, where there is risk, there is reward. 

Benjamin Moore Caliente AF-290

The Benjamin Moore yearly journey to selecting one color to be “the color of the year” truly reflects the dedication and passion the company has for color and paint.  For starters, Benjamin Moore has over 3500 colors to chose from. Can you imagine having to pick 1 color out of 3500? We cannot. But how do they do it? The company puts together a team of 7 incredibly talented people and sends them all over the world visiting art expos, fashion shows, design shows, and industry shows to look for and find “the color.” Just impressive! 

Caliente AF-290 Benjamin Moore



Oceanside SW 6496 (172-C7)

Without further ado, Benjamin Moore’s choice for Colors of the Year 2018 is Caliente AF-290. Definitely a bold color, it is full of electrifying energy. Caliente AF-290 is warm and seductive, but certainly not an “on your face” red.

Of course, you cannot have your entire house painted red, even with this perfection of a red. But if used in a library or dining room, for example, it can add just the perfect touch of uniqueness and positive energy to your home.

However, if painting an entire room red is still too much, but that adventurous voice inside of you is saying that you should join in the boldness, then you can opt for painting perhaps an accent wall, furniture, or front door with Caliente AF-290.

Sherwin William Oceanside SW 6496 (172-C7)

Another bold choice, Sherwin Williams selected is Oceanside SW 6496 (172-C7) as their Colors of the Year 2018. If you are looking to spice up your life, but in a calm and soothing way, then this is your opportunity. Who would have ever imagined that bold and serene could mix? Well, this fabulous green-blue hue is that perfect combination of bold and serene. Oceanside SW 6496 (172-C7) evokes happy, welcoming, and calming yet creative feelings in an upbeat way.

Just like Caliente AF-290, Oceanside SW 6496 would look amazing in a library, dining room, playroom, kids room, or powder room. However, if you want to test the waters before committing, then you can try it out on your front door, an accent wall, or the back of a bookcase.

Go bold or go home…

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