Caliente AF-290 is a Bold Red Color
Benjamin Moore has just announced that their 2018 color of the year is Caliente AF-290. It's a striking red color that is well suited for a Dining Room in my opinion.
Over the years we have painted many dining rooms red but this color from Benjamin Moore has to be the nicest. I'm certainly not a decorator but I get the feeling that this red had a black background behind it. What I mean is that it isn't a translucent red which can take several coats to cover properly. I'm sure Benjamin Moore Caliente AF-290 has a lot of black tint in it which brings out an energetic richness.
I could also see this color used as a feature wall in a living room or bedroom. The photo above has a contrasting white wall near the window. The brilliant white ceiling also adds to the tremendous contrast. The medium brown hardwood floor is a nice match too.
Does your house need some curb appeal? How about painting your front door Caliente AF-290 Red in a semi-gloss sheen!
One of my favorite paints in the world is Benjamin Moore Regal Select. In my opinion, it is easier to work with than their top of the line Aura brand but still one of their best paint lines. I believe it retails for about $65 a gallon in Calgary.
For walls, I would choose either a matte or eggshell sheen in the Regal Select line.
Is Red your color?