Color of the Month: Pimento
by Quinn Larson
August is the month of sweltering summer days, hot peppers ripening on the vine, and creating the ideal blend of seasonings and sauce for your backyard barbecue fare. Like a perfect late-summer day, Behr color Pimento P180-6 is a celebration of the warm, spicy side of life, which is why we’ve chosen it as the Color of the Month.
Add some pizzaz to your home’s exterior by painting your entry door in Pimento. This brilliant, red-orange hue works exceptionally well against neutral tones, such as home painted in a medium modern gray tone.
Pimento is also an attention grabbing alternative for more traditional shutter colors. This hue adds just the right amount of pop to a neutral exterior and looks stunning as it accompanies white window trim on a neutral bodied house. Round out the porch with a pair of white wicker chairs with patterned Pimento, yellow and white chair cushions. Black window hardware or porch railings stand out in stunning, striking contrast alongside the Pimento, white and gray home features.
Add extreme visual impact to a white room by using Pimento to highlight interesting architectural details. A wide swath of this cheery hue emanating from one side of a round window adds a sense of motion to the room, turning the wall into an art statement. This color also makes an excellent backdrop for the belongings in a modern themed living room. Pair your color-highlighted space with Mid-Century-style furniture and layer pillows and vases in green, yellow and even gray to add style and texture.
Paint one wall of a living room or studio apartment Pimento to create a focal point for the room. For a new style that’s part Bohemian, part modern and completely eclectic, add 60s-era white and orange molded chairs and an assortment of tall, jewel-toned candles. Add throw pillows in playfully mismatched patterns and textures to a neutral sofa for an element of fun.
Heat things up in the bedroom with a Pimento accent wall, repeating the color on a comfy armchair. Round on the room with mocha walls and a sand-toned area rug atop a dark wood floor for balance.
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