2018 Color Trends: Caliente

 

Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year is Caliente AF-290, and our Art Advisors have jumped at the opportunity to showcase a collection inspired by this bold hue. Keep reading to see Sorelle's art picks that echo the powerful and passionate feel of "Caliente".


CALIENTE ART ON CALIENTE WALLS

Sorelle Gallery represents the estate of artist Stanley Bate (1903 - 1972); a dynamic collection of modern paintings and sculpture spanning the 1940's to early 1970's. 

BELOW: These two separate installations embrace the vibrancy that is typical in Stanley Bate's work. His mid-century modern paintings, framed here in their original white floaters, are enhanced by the scarlet walls, white wainscoting and traditional dark wood furniture. 


CALIENTE AS A STATEMENT

Rob Lorenson's stainless steel and aluminum sculptures are collected in over 200 public and private collections from small table top pieces to 16' large scale installations. His sculptures are perfect for interior or exterior display, and can be made in a variety of different colors. His trademark red pieces are made in a hot cherry red or toreador red, which is a little warmer.

ABOVERob Lorenson's "Toreador Rhythm #2" was featured in the 2018 Darien House Tour and the September 2018 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. Under the talented tutelage of Tina Anastasia of Mark P. Finlay Interiors, this stunning piece was staged in the historical Smith House, built in the late 1950's overlooking the Long Island Sound. Photo courtesy of Jane Beiles Photography.


KEEP IT IN THE COLOR FAMILY

Of course, Caliente is a color with a strong point of view. And for some, a softer version is more appealing. Toned-down reds and pinks can look just as visually glamorous as their vibrant cousin. Sorelle Gallery represents a handful of artists that work in these rusty, carmine tones.

BELOW: Amy Donaldson's "Symphony of Light" greets visitors to this contemporary New Canaan, CT. The smallest touch of red and pink amongst neutral grays create inviting, radiant warmth that can be enjoyed from the first and second floors.

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