Color of the Year--and how to add pops of Viva Magenta in your home

Color of the Year--and how to add pops of Viva Magenta in your home

New year, new color. Hello 2023!

Pantone welcomes Viva Magenta as the color of the year in 2023 and we want to show you how we like to decorate with this bold and beautiful color.

But first, what exactly is Viva Magenta? It is a bold and vibrant hue from the red family, bursting with life and joy. As a hybrid color, it blends the richness of reds and the coolness of blues so magically.

To me, reds exude warmth, power, and love, and viva magenta is an undeniably electrified member of this dynamic family. Unlike the neon of its cousin magenta, viva magenta has an underlying magnetism to it that draws you in and warms your soul instead of only shocking you.

Not that into pink? No worries. Viva magenta is a fierce and bold color that brings an unconventional sophistication to whatever home decorating endeavor you may choose.

Create a bold and cozy space with throw pillows

You don't need to change all the furniture you own every time a new color arrives on the scene. Instead of purchasing new furniture pieces, use pillows to usher in your favorite or trendy color, like viva magenta. 

Pillows are not only stylish, but they also create an intimate and comfortable space. They can be used as decoration on a couch or a bed or be used as a soft, warm embrace, cradling you as you drift off into a peaceful sleep. 

Experience a sense of deep relaxation when you pair a color like viva magenta with a pillow. Let it melt away all of your worries and stresses and replace them with a sense of calm and relaxation. A well-placed pillow can make all the difference when you're needing some revitalization.

Throw pillow on striped chair

Add a touch of nature to your home with fresh flowers

Fresh flowers offer a natural look and feel to your home and, bonus, they can be replaced regularly. Ditch the mundane and grab some fresh cut flowers from your local florist, remembering to incorporate viva magenta.

Just like viva magenta, fresh flowers bring a sense of life and vitality, filling the room with their delicate fragrance. Each petal is a reminder of the beauty that exists in our world. As you go about your day, they can serve as a reminder that joy and inspiration can be found in the simplest of moments.

Along with providing a sense of beauty, fresh flowers are also wonderful for improving air quality and ushering in a sense of calm and relaxation. Flowers help to maximize the oxygen in the air, leaving your home with not only a divine scent but also with cleaner air.

Some of my favorite flowers can be found in the hue of viva magenta: peonies, garden roses, and ranunculus. Stop by your local florist shop or farmers market to fill your home with the bold beauty of fresh flowers in viva magenta.

Photo by Sixteen Miles Out on Unsplash

Infuse some color into your home with artwork

Whether you have paintings, DIY artwork, or even your children's masterpieces on your walls, artwork is such a great way to subtly incorporate color, especially bold colors like viva magenta.

Artwork doesn't have to be just paintings or drawings, and this is especially true in our house. We love to add texture when it comes to our artwork. We hang wooden and quilted artwork and these can be fabulous ways to add a pop of color to your house.

Wood artwork on brick wall

Whichever way you choose to decorate your living spaces, we hope we can help guide you to create a love story between you and your home. We want your home to feel like a safe haven, a place where you can go after a long day and truly feel at home. Use these tips to help you explore how you want to use viva magenta in your own home, to create a unique space full of relaxation.

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