Trend Watch: Red Hot

Trend Watch: Red Hot

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Trend Watch: Red Hot

by Silvana Longo

From the head-to-toe red that stomped down the catwalk in the Fall/Winter ’18 collections to revered paint company Benjamin Moore recently naming Caliente, a warm and charismatic red, as the 2018 colour of the year, there is no denying that this statement-making, beyond-bold hue is on fire. “Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and makes people feel special, like red-carpet treatment,” says Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore director of strategic design intelligence.

Red is radical. Red is regal. Among the robust adjectives used to describe the fiery shade, O’Neill has also discovered examples of the comfort red brings to a space—the cocooning, the assuredness.

Mixing varying shades of the primary colour may work in fashion, but if you want to use it in big doses in interiors, such as walls, avoid the shocking and go for warm, soothing tones that create a stately, luxurious feel. Not ready to plunge in that deep? Add an energizing splash of ruby to your decor to liven up a neutral space.

1 Jimmy Choo LANCER 85, $925; holtrenfrew.com

2 TABLE LAMP, $79.99; bouclair.com

3 Red Sequin CAMISOLE, $24.99; marshalls.ca

4 BLANKET, acrylic, $39.99; hm.com

5 Caliente AF-290, starts at $49.99 per gallon; benjaminmoore.com

6 Red Etched DECANTER, $39.95; pier1.com

7 TEA TOWEL, cotton, $6.99; hm.com

8 Delia VASES, small $29.95, medium $39.95, large $44.95; crateandbarrel.ca

9 Structured Italian Leather BAG, $199.99; winners.ca



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