Each year, Pantone announces its Color of the Year, which serves as a symbolic representation of the current cultural and social climate. For 2023, Pantone has named "Viva Magenta" as the Color of the Year. #coloroftheyear #vivamagenta
This shade of magenta is described as bold, energetic, and empowering, making it an ideal choice for interior design.
There are many ways you can incorporate a bold color in your home.
If you're looking to make a bold statement in your home, consider using "Viva Magenta" as a focal point. This means that you would choose one area of the room to highlight with the color. For example, you could paint an accent wall in "Viva Magenta" or choose a bold piece of furniture in the color, such as a sofa or chair. This approach will draw attention to the area and make it the centerpiece of the room.
Pro Tip: Use a deep color such as black or navy to anchor this rich tone. It will help to balance the vibrancy and keep it from becoming too overbearing when using it as the dominate color in a space.
Pair with Neutral Colors
To balance the boldness of "Viva Magenta," consider pairing it with neutral colors. This creates a visually appealing contrast that will make the color stand out even more. For example, you could pair "Viva Magenta" with white or gray walls and furniture or use with navy as an accent color. This approach will create a modern and sophisticated look that is still playful and energetic.
If you're not ready to commit to a bold statement, consider using "Viva Magenta" in small doses. This means that you would choose smaller decor items in the color and strategically place them throughout the room. For example, you could choose a throw, wall art, floral arrangement, vase, or lamp to add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral space. This approach will give your home a trendy, yet subtle, touch of color.
Pro Tip: When using a bold color in this manner, use the color in three ways or places. Create a triangle around the room to keep the eye moving. Another way to make your space look professionally styled is to place it on or near something that you want to be the focal point of the space – maybe a pillow or throw on that new navy sofa you just bought, or a floral arrangement on the antique buffet you adore.
Use Complementary Colors
For a more daring approach, consider combining "Viva Magenta" with complementary colors. Complementary colors are those that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as green or blue. This approach will create a visually striking color palette that will make your home feel lively and energetic. For example, you could pair "Viva Magenta" with an emerald green or vibrant gold to create a bold and striking look.
Pro Tip: Be careful to match the appropriate tone when selecting your colors. Don’t put a deeply saturated color with a ‘dusty’ hue. Think clean vs. dirty… don’t put your dirty stuff with the clean.
Choosing a vibrant color like "Viva Magenta" can be empowering as well as add a playful and energetic touch to your home's decor. However, if you find yourself hesitating to add a color as bold as this to your home, couldn’t fathom purchasing a navy blue sofa, or break out in a cold sweat at the thought of anything other than beige, reach out for a free discovery call. We are happy to guide you in the exploration of the big, beautiful world of color.