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Seeing Red: Our Color of the Year

From its many-shaded faces to its extensive pairing capabilities (Hello, blue!), red is a color we cannot get enough of this year. Both inspirational and direction-setting, its undeniable allure and full-bodied confidence are inspiring us in all new ways.

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There is just something about red. Undeniably confident, undeniably bold, it says as much in small doses as it does awash across an entire room. Which is why Creative Director Michael Amato has incorporated it into our 2019 offerings wherever and whenever possible—and, in some cases, designed product around it. Herewith, a bit about his inspiration, in his own words:

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“I typically steer clear of hot, saturated colors in favor of cooler palettes,” Amato says, “but for this year I am really inspired by a Georgian writing desk I recently picked up at an antique store on Lillie Road and then paired with chairs painted in Farrow & Ball St. Giles Blue. This pairing of red and blue feels unexpected and exciting, and also super classic, all at the same time, which is what I am hoping 2019 will bring to us in the design world at large."

The Flat shown in polished brass finish with RAL #3003 Ruby Red accent. Interiors by Lyon Field. Photography by Jane Beiles.
Handle shown in Polished Nickel Finish with Cerused Ebony Wood and SH-146E-PT (Ben Moore Strawberry Red 2003-20 with White Interior).  Interiors by PEG Properties.
Cirque shown in Benjamin Moore #014 Soft Glow paint selection finish with polished nickel accents clear glass, customized.

"I predict bolder colors and surprising pairings as designers push the limits and interiors transition from minimalist to more maximalist.”

Pop shown in polished nickel finish with RAL 4010 'Telemagenta' and Ferro watt clear bulb. Interiors by Jenny Fischbach.
Cirque shown in 'Spanish Red' paint selection with clear glass.
Venetian shown in black finish with Benjamin Moore #2171-10 Navajo Red interior paint selection with polished nickel accents and clear glass, customized. Interiors by Nadia Watts Interior Design.
Belmont Hang shown in custom Benjamin Moore #2006-20 Sangria decades finish with white interior, polished brass unlacquered accents and clear glass, customized. Interiors by Mark Maresca.

Ready to bring some red into your spaces? Explore our custom color capabilities here.