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Pantone color of 2023 — Viva Magenta

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(3 min read) Each year Pantone highlights one color that will reflect the current lifestyle and shape the cultural landscape of that period. This year Pantone opted for a “crimson red tone that presents a balance between warm and cool”, her perky highness (*cue the trumpets) — Viva Magenta!

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From seat covers to walls, 2023 will be Viva Magenta at its best. Image source: Link

I mean, for realz, Pantone couldn’t have picked a sassier color, am I right? See, magenta doesn’t have a wavelength, so it is basically nonexistent. The only reason we see it is because our brain doesn’t like seeing green between red and purple, so it substitutes it. 

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Viva Magenta and some quirky maximalism. Image source: Link
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You can also keep your overall style, just incorporate viva magenta with a few choice pieces. Image source: Link

Pantone has been aiming to affirm the relationship between color and culture for decades now. Its championing for the color of the year started back in 2000 with the magnificent cerulean blue. Six years later Miranda Priestly had her famous cerulean sweater monologue in Devil Wears Prada and the rest is history.

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Splashes of Viva Magenta through artwork and furnishings. Image source: Link
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Viva Magenta will make any simply decorated room appear richer. Image source: Link

Ever since the early 2000s, the world has been governing its cultural and designer scene in accordance with the color Pantone picks for the current year. Once mainstream media picked up on it, the rest of the creative world started paying attention to the annually chosen Pantone color.

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Even if you don’t like to cook, you will love spending time when your kitchen is Viva Magenta. Image source: Link
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Lunches and dinners will be infinitely more fun if you decide to invite Viva Magenta to the table. Image source: Link

Needless to say, in 2023 Viva Magenta can be expected anywhere and everywhere. From clothes to home furnishing Viva Magenta will rule 2023 with its vibrant, fun-loving fist. This “universally flattering shade” should be easy to incorporate into wardrobes, homes, and graphic designs all over the world.

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I wish I could just leave the heart-eyed emoji here, but my editor wouldn’t approve it, so here you go. Image source: Link
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Viva Magenta having a party with its loyal friend, HotPink and Fuchsia. Image source: Link

We are eager to see magenta inserted into the art world with all of its numerous forms and varieties. It will be a whole new adventure, since magenta is so flashy and vibrant, and the world is coming fresh out of the pretty, but kinda boring Very Peri era.

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Pantone Color of 2023 – Viva Magenta.
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Pantone Color of 2023 – Viva Magenta.
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Pantone Color of 2023 – Viva Magenta.
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Pantone Color of 2023 – Viva Magenta.
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Pantone Color of 2023 – Viva Magenta.

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33 Comments

  1. Bethany
    January 20, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    I love magenta, but for me it has to be used in small bursts. It’s a great spice.

  2. Jupiter Hadley
    January 21, 2023 at 5:51 am

    I love how deep and rich this version of pink is! It’s such a great color for 2023.

  3. Luna S
    January 21, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    It is a really pretty color! I would get some accents of it, but I don’t know if I would be able to paint my whole room in the color.

  4. adriana
    January 21, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    It’s such a beautiful color! So many fun finds and inspiration with it too, love it!

  5. Annie
    January 21, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    Isn’t magenta so lush and feminine. Fab post! This has given me loads of ideas on how to pull this colour through soft furnishings.

  6. Tammy
    January 21, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Oh I actually really love that colour. I’m super impressed with how it looks in all the different spaces especially the kitchen.

  7. Annabel Beales
    January 21, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Wow some bright colours there, they suit the homes though 🙂

  8. Rhian Westbury
    January 22, 2023 at 5:30 am

    Normally I find the pantone colour of the year quite plain and a little boring, but this one certainly isn’t that. I love the colour, but more as an ascent colour in furnishings etc x

  9. Lyosha
    January 22, 2023 at 10:49 am

    I like seeing viva magenta color even though it is definitely not my most favorite color for myself. I hardly see it in my living places or clothes. However I absolutely love it for cafes, shops, offices and other public places. SO refreshing and happy!

  10. Renata Feyen
    January 22, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    I love that color shade, it is very pretty. They also choose the colors in fashion for the seasons to come

  11. Claudia Krusch
    January 23, 2023 at 12:06 am

    Love magenta on accent pieces! Such a bold choice!

  12. Mona
    January 23, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    I’ll tel you, I am not a Magenta fan but I really loved these designs as you had made them look so classy.

  13. Rosey
    January 23, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    If you have all that pink, you must have a flamingo, lol! Love that one so much!

  14. Jasmine Martin
    January 24, 2023 at 12:13 am

    I absolutely love the color magenta. It is one of my favorites and it looks so good in home decor!

  15. Samantha Donnelly
    January 24, 2023 at 4:55 am

    I do love magenta, I try to keep my colour scheme more neutral so I can add splashes of colour with throws, cushions and vases etc

  16. Sarah Stockley
    January 24, 2023 at 12:27 pm

    Magenta is such a vibrant colour! I have always been a fan of it as an accessories colour, like velvet cushions etc

  17. Paula Richie
    January 24, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    I am always interested in finding out what the Pantone color of the year is.  Viva Magenta is great as an accent for me.

  18. Becky
    January 24, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    How very exciting to hear that Viva Magenta will be hitting the scene this year. It is bold, bright and so fun!

  19. lisa
    January 24, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    So many creative uses for this color! Love it and this would be a perfect color for an accent in our guest bathroom.

  20. Alita
    January 24, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    This is a bold shade of pink and I love it already. The color is all about optimistic celebration, experimentation, and unrestrained self-expression which makes it more great.

  21. Leah
    January 25, 2023 at 4:41 am

    I do love statement colours and Viva Magenta looks absolutely stunning and so attractive! Definitely my sort of pantone colour

  22. Brianna
    January 25, 2023 at 5:57 am

    So happy, Pantone has selected this color – Viva Magenta ? My bedroom (at my parents’ home) has the same color as I wanted to give it some pinkish touch! I am loving these designs, got some inspo!?

  23. Ann
    January 25, 2023 at 9:59 am

    So pretty! This is quickly becoming one of my top 3 fav colours. Everything just pops doesn’t it? 🙂

  24. Lasonia G
    January 25, 2023 at 11:54 am

    I absolutely love the vibrant colors. Makes the rooms look very regal. I’ll be following your story.

  25. Yaya
    January 26, 2023 at 7:42 am

    I love all things magenta. It’s great to be able to see it in interiors in such a bold manner.

  26. Lyo
    January 26, 2023 at 11:30 am

    that’s a very tricky yet lovely color to work with for interior decor. you found a great example indeed! I enjoyed scrolling through

  27. Natasha Mairs
    January 26, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    to be honest, I am not a big fan of this colour. It’s a bit too bright for me to have in my house

  28. Lisa Riv
    January 27, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    This is cool there is a pantone for 2023. It’s not really my colour but I see why it was chosen.

  29. Kat
    January 27, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    This is a really interesting choice of color to choose for a house. I have a friend who would love this.

  30. Melissa Cuhisng
    January 28, 2023 at 10:03 am

    Such a beautiful color for sure and I just bought a sweater in this color! The pics above are beautiful!

  31. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    January 31, 2023 at 6:29 am

    I love that color but it’s not something I would use that boldly in my interior designs. It looks amazing though which is nice

  32. Renata Feyen
    February 6, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    I don’t think I would paint the smaller rooms in a color like that, but a touch here and there won’t hurt, I suppose

  33. Beth
    February 9, 2023 at 12:08 am

    Magenta is such a nice color. I know a friend’s house interior is built in this color.