There's starting to be little rise in temperature. Here and there, dollops of hothouse pink, sultry red and sunset orange are showing up in decorative accessories, rugs and upholstery.

Misty Yeomans, PPG's color marketing manager for Glidden paint, says a recent company survey found that red is one of the most popular paint colors.

"Each red can give off different impressions," she says. "A dark red implies sophistication, whereas bright red can be considered more powerful and romantic."

Benjamin Moore's Exotic Red, Sherwin-Williams' Heartthrob, and Farrow and Ball's Rectory Red are other reds.

"Lighter reds — like pinks — are often thought of as more youthful," says Yeomans.

"Looking ahead to 2018, we're seeing a shift toward burgundy, and oranges are becoming brighter," says Dee Schlotter, PPG's senior color marketing manager.

Orange hues like Olympic Paints' Orange Poppy and PPG Paints' Caramelized Orange are cheerful and contemporary, she says.

Corals are also starting to emerge as a transition from the pinks, reports Yeomans, noting Glidden's Coral Beach and Roseland as examples.

Benjamin-Moore just named Caliente, a rich spitfire of a red, as its 2018 Color of the Year.

Temper the heat with black, navy, gray, cream or green.

Valspar curated 12 distinctive Colors of the Year to accommodate different lifestyles and preferences, says Sue Kim, Valspar color strategist. The company wants to provide color ideas "such as updating a neglected corner with a bold red, using a versatile teal shade on a kitchen wall or reimagining the sunroom as a second living room."

Source: CHVG staff and Associated Press 

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