How to Use the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year in Your Home Interior Design

Viva Magenta

Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative. Most importantly, it’s a “boundary-less” hue that anyone can use in their home design.

In this age of technology, we look to draw inspiration from nature and what is real. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta descends from the red family, and is inspired by the red of cochineal, one of the most precious dyes belonging to the natural dye family as well as one of the strongest and brightest the world has known.

Rooted in the primordial, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta reconnects us to original matter. Invoking the forces of nature, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta galvanizes our spirit, helping us to build our inner strength.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

We brought in our RNDD Designers and Showrooms to provide us with some design tips on how you can incorporate this powerful and empowering color into your own home interior design.

Add Some Drama to a Room with Bold Accent Pieces

It’s time for drama!  People are ready to embrace vibrant colors like Pantone’s color of the year 2023, Viva Magenta. This color provides feelings of excitement and energy and serves as great inspiration for design. Jessica Margot Design recommends using this color on accent furniture, accessories, or even a wall covering as an easy way to bring some drama into your space.

Get more design inspiration from Jessica Margot Design here.

Focus on Your Fixtures

Gessi puts a modern spin on the Pantone Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, with their Coral, Black Metal, and Copper monochromatic finish family.

This intriguing triad, consisting of Coral, Polished Black Metal and Brushed Copper, establishes a multi-material ambience. It blends ideally with any room where materials such as wood, ceramics and resin cohabitate to create a harmonious atmosphere.  From a city studio flat to a dreamy farmhouse cottage – this chromatic portrait creates a place of love, peace and quiet.  The Materic triad offers an interesting combination of contemporary geometric shapes and traditional finishes, creating a bridge between past and future.

Browse the monochromatic fixtures here.

Add Pops of Pink to Your Textiles

This Christian Fischbacher Satin Florence Bed Set, available through The Luxury Bed Collection, is a romantic getaway from the daily grind delivering pops of Viva Magenta through its floral design. Dive into a sea of bright flowers that are lavish, colorful, and traditional. Surrender to the charm of the superimposed motifs, transparent details, and the silky feel of premium satin against your skin. Designers carefully restored a motif from the Christian Fischbacher archive and captured it on high-quality, 100% cotton bedlinen in a rich palette of colors perfect for this year.

Shop the collection here.

Liven Up a Room with a Magenta Wall

DiVinci Painters suggests using Pantone’s color of the year as a pop of color in your home. This can be done with an accent wall or painted piece of furniture. Viva Magenta is a color that can work all year round and be a complementary color in a variety of color palettes.

Learn more about DiVinci Painters and the painting services they offer here.

Try an Accent Wall…But Put it on the Ceiling

Viva Magenta is an intense color and delivers a powerfully emotional look and feel. Jasmin Reese Interiors used a very similar color for a guest bedroom ceiling. The rest of the walls were painted white which had a really dramatic effect bouncing off of the ceiling. It allows the ceiling to have its own wow factor without any interruptions within it. Jasmin and her team also incorporated a similar color in a dining room- however in this case- the color is a rich backdrop for layers and layers of art for a large dining room.

See more of Jasmin Reese Interiors’ bold use of color here.

Bring in Some Viva Magenta with Bright Artwork

Bring a pop of this rich vibrant color to your decor with wall art from Zoe Bios Creative, available through Casa Bella Midwest.  Each original piece is made to order in their Southern California studio. 

Contact your Casa Bella sales representative for purchasing information.

Go All in on Magenta with Color on Color

Viva Magenta is an optimistic, luxurious color that calls for attention. Check out this palette Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors put together for a dramatic and bold lounge to see how you can design a room around this bold pink hue.

With this color palette, the client will be able to kick back with a fruity cocktail in a vivacious room, bursting with personality. The foundation of the concept is an Oscar Isberian pink and purple rug. Sarah suggests that you lean in to the color on color with walls, ceiling, and carpet. No gray days here. She brings in lacquer Benjamin Moore Magenta 2077-10 for the walls, accent ombre wallcovering, and let’s not forget the pop of pink animal print! Finally, compliment the room with accents of lime, plum, and softer pinks. 

See more from Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors here.

Make a Big Statement with Pink Stone

Cosmopolitan Quartzite is one of the few natural stones that holds such rich and vibrant color of red. It was no surprise to Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies that the Pantone color of the year was Viva Magenta, as they saw their designers putting this to the test.

One way T&M Supply enjoys styling such a bold stone like Cosmopolitan is in a bar, powder room or lounge space. This punch of color allows you to bring an element of excitement and fun into atmosphere. Lead Designer Nicole Alexander at Siren Betty Designs incorporated the cosmopolitan quartzite into an eclectic bar scene that pushed Viva Magenta to the max.

Shop this stone and more from T&M Supply here.

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