Benjamin Moore’s Caliente AF-290 is a red that is strong, radiant and full of energy.

SAANICH IN STYLE: Paint companies introduce their colour of the year

It’s the time of year when the paint companies bring out their colour of the year. The 2018 colours are quite different than 2017, and each company has a different take on what the top colour is and how they arrive in deciding upon it.

The larger paint companies have design teams with the amazing job of travelling the globe looking at trends. It’s all just marketing, but it can make choosing a colour palette for your home much easier.

Let’s look at Benjamin Moore’s pick. It is called Caliente AF-290, and it is a red that is strong, radiant and full of energy. This isn’t a fire engine or stop sign red, but a Mexican pepper red, warm yet bold. It’s not eye-stopping or alerting, but alluring and inviting. This red can easily be used in all seasons, it tones in with other colours and mixes and matches very easily.

This is a hue that can blend beautifully with our current grey trend, as well as ochre, pistachio green, ivory or taupe. It’s makes for a beautiful front door on a grey house, a cozy throw on a taupe sofa, an area rug on a wood floor, or perhaps a feature wall in a den.

Sheri Peterson is a Saanich-based interior designer with over 20 years of experience working with residential, commercial and hospitality clients. Find out more at

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