Live it Up with Pantone’s Color of the Year
As sure as the melody of Auld Lang Syne ushers in each New Year, Pantone releases its “Color of the Year.” The color is meant to reflect the current cultural mood and forecast of upcoming trends in the design world, and this year the company has selected Viva Magenta.
We’re certain Pantone has high hopes for 2023, as Viva Magenta is a vibrant, bold shade of pink that evokes feelings of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. According to Pantone’s website, the color reflects a shift toward positivity and optimism in a post-pandemic world and is a reminder to embrace life and all its opportunities.
This rich hue is sure to be a popular choice in home décor in the coming year and following are some suggestions on how to incorporate the versatile color into your home.
Big Color, Small Accents
Viva Magenta is a big color that most people will want to incorporate carefully. One of the best ways to add the color throughout your home is with accents, for example throw pillows, a vase, artwork, or fun accessories like coasters.
For bathrooms, consider candles, towels and bath products that add small doses of the shade for a big impact.
Because Viva Magenta pairs well with both bold colors including oranges and yellows, as well as neutral colors, it can be used with a variety of color schemes. When paired with softer shades, such as pastel pink or baby blue, Viva Magenta takes on a playful and lighthearted vibe.
Anything But a Wallflower
For those willing to take a more daring approach to decorating, an accent wall using Viva Magenta will add a visually striking focal point in any room. Whether painting a wall or selecting a unique wallpaper that features the color, the room will surely be the conversation piece of your home. If you decide to incorporate an accent wall in Viva Magenta, just be sure to balance the rest of the room with neutral tones so as not to overwhelm the space.
Make a Statement
If you’re sold on Viva Magenta and want to commit to the color, furniture can be a stylish way to add personality to your home decor. A sofa, for example, can serve as a statement piece, drawing the eye and creating a focal point in the space. Similarly, a chair, side table or bookshelf can bring a sense of drama and energy to a room.
It’s important to consider the size and scale of furniture pieces in relation to the rest of the room. Large, bold furniture can overwhelm a small space so consider opting for small pieces. It can also be helpful to balance the vibrancy of the color with calming elements such as natural wood accents. With a thoughtful approach and sense of balance, pieces of furniture in Viva Magenta can be a striking addition to your home.
Regardless of how you decide to use Viva Magenta, it is a must-have color for 2023. Embracing this vibrant hue is sure to brighten up any space while adding some exuberance to your home.
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