Are we ready for red? Benjamin Moore seems to think so, naming Caliente–a warm, welcoming crimson its 2018 Color of the Year. While I have my own suspicions about which colors will trend this year, I can’t deny that vibrant vermillion affords some exciting decorating opportunities. Of course, this in age of white walls and monochrome mania, embracing such a bold shade can be a little daunting. So, here are four easy and striking ways (with little to no commitment) to incorporate Caliente red into your home.
Roll Out the Red Carpet
Although carefully edited with few frills, this room receives the royal treatment thanks to a ruby rug.
Water-toned walls tinge this living room in handsome contrast to the Caliente-colored carpet and regal, velvet-clad chaise.
With walls that resemble ermine, no other color would suffice underfoot.
In this traditional-leaning living room, a white chesterfield crowns a scarlet carpet.
A blood-red textile anoints the floor of Steve Aoki’s bedroom.
Turn on the Red Light
Roxanne, you don’t have to settle for predictable lampshades.
Come hither says this red lantern.
A crimson pendant beckons in this powder room.
Garnet silk brings balance to a masculine loft.
When viewed from the right vantage point, this seemingly austere dome light reveals a passionate burst of color.
Paint the Roses Red
Taking a cue from the Queen of Hearts, red roses adorn this charming vignette.
Here, an enormous looking glass reflects towering, flowering branches–creating a sense of scale worthy of Wonderland.
Black thumb? Paint branches instead. The result resembles coral.
Rosy blooms pop even in a room the shade of a spade.
Flaming botanicals send a very clear message in this space: checkmate.
Draw the Drapes in Red
Caliente curtains add a stroke of color this serene, silvery space.
In this exuberant bedroom, Miles Redd does justice to the primary color that is his namesake.
Cardinal window treatments usher the sunlight into this artful, Italian apartment.
A painterly palette juxtaposes vermillion and azure.
Flowing raspberry drapes sketch an idyllic backdrop for eclectic furnishings.
If you’re craving Moore Caliente in your life, check out these additional ways to decorate with red.