Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore recently introduced its 2018 Color of the Year, and it’s a perfect shade for waking up the holiday season and ringing in the New Year.


“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,” says Ellen O’Neill of Benjamin Moore & Co.


Here are a four ways to use it:

  1. Evoke a sense of nostalgia by adding Caliente to classic farmhouse style.
  2. Combine Caliente with lighter reds and pinks to bring minimalism to life.
  3. Add Caliente to warm weathered woods and misty ocean grays and greens for a serene seaside retreat.
  4. Mix Caliente with deep gray to bring depth and energy to a space.

Color Crush: Plum

One of the color trends for Fall/Winter 2017 is plum. It gets its inspiration from the cosmetic counter, with a sophisticated take on Gothic style and a nod toward the Victorian era. Here are three easy pieces that will instantly update your home and put you on trend:



10 Colors For Fall From London Fashion Week

In addition to a color palette based on New York Fashion Week, Pantone, the global color experts, introduced a color group based on London fashion. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said the fall/winter colors are comprised of strong classics complemented by a few unpredictable shades for the autumn and winter seasons. “Unexpected combinations such as Royal Lilac and Otter Brown or Lemon Curry with Bluebell are eye-arresting and create an unusual color dichotomy,” she said.

Colors from fashion often make their way to the home, and if you like this collection, here is a list of its colors as well as a description of what they will bring to your home.

  • Flame Scarlet. A vivid, powerful red, this strong shade leads the way in for Fall in London.
  • Primrose Pink. An embracing and gentle pale pink shade.
  • Toast. Toast brings a comforting, warmhearted presence to the autumn winter season.
  • Bluebell. This tranquil blue reflects connection and a soothing sense of peace.
  • Royal Lilac. An enchanting purple, Royal Lilac provides a theatrical linkage to the other colors in the palette.
  • Otter. A country color that comes to the city, Otter adds an earthy grounding and a sense of rootedness.
  • Navy Peony. Just as we saw in New York, the dependable and anchoring Navy Peony is a mainstay for the season. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral.
  • Copper Tan. Copper Tan, a burnished shade known for its welcoming warmth.
  • Lemon Curry. Exotic and spicy, Lemon Curry adds a touch of piquancy to the seasonal color story.
  • Golden Olive. A staunch yet stately green Golden Olive provides sturdiness.

10 Colors for Fall From New York Fashion Week

Every season the color experts at Pantone evaluate the shades shown by fashion designers in their collections at New York Fashion Week, putting together a comprehensive palette. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said this year’s fall collection leans to warmth and comfort, with standout shades include a pale pink Ballet Slipper, a refreshing Golden Lime, and a bright Marina blue.

Colors from fashion often make their way to the home. Here’s a list of colors to look for when enhancing your décor and the energy they will bring to your home.

  • Grenadine. A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter.
  • Tawny Port. Taking the Red family to new depths, Tawny Port is elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful.
  • Ballet Slipper. Descended from the Red family but with a softer touch, Ballet Slipper is always flattering and reminiscent of the rosy glow of health.
  • Butterum. This snug, warming, and toasty shade is evocative of drinking a glass of Butterum by a roaring fire on a cool autumn evening.
  • Navy Peony. A mainstay for the season for both palettes, Navy Peony is a dependable and an anchoring shade. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral.
  • Neutral Gray. The standard bearer of all neutrals, Neutral Gray shares the anchoring role with Navy Peony in this palette. It can be used as an accent or a head-to-toe statement shade.
  • Shaded Spruce. This is a green you might see in the forest – sheltering and protective as evergreen trees.
  • Golden Lime. Earthy tones with a twist, the golden undertones of Golden Lime makes this yellow-green shade a refreshing complement to fall classics.
  • Marina. Cool with an enhanced vitality, Marina is the only truly cool color in the fall palette that brings with it freshness and brightness.
  • Autumn Maple. A quintessential autumn color, Autumn Maple is tawny and russet, introducing warmth into the palette.