Decorating With The 2023 Pantone Colour Of The Year: Magentaverse

This year’s colour of the year is a show stopper. Pantone’s colour of 2023 is Viva Magenta, a bold colour signalling strength and optimism. Magenta is a vibrant colour that can add a unique and striking touch to any interior design. When used correctly, it can bring a room to life and create a sense of drama and excitement. However, it’s important to use magenta carefully, as it can also be overwhelming and overpowering if used in excess. 

Here are some tips for incorporating magenta into your interior design:

Start small

If you’re unsure how to use magenta in your design, start by adding small pops of colour through accents and accessories. This could include throw pillows, vases, and artwork. These small touches allow you to experiment with the colour without committing to a larger, more permanent design element.

Balance with neutral colours

Magenta can be pretty bold, so it’s important to balance it with neutral colours. Adding neutrals will help create a sense of harmony in the room. Neutrals such as white, gray, and beige can all work well with magenta, depending on the look you’re trying to achieve.

Use it as an accent wall

If you want to make a bigger impact with magenta, consider painting one wall in the room in this bold colour. Feature walls can be a great way to add a bold and dramatic touch to the space while allowing other elements in the room to remain neutral. Wallpaper is making a big comeback right now as well. A wallpaper with a magenta element is a great addition to a space, and a vibrant patterned wall with a pop of magenta could be just the playful feature wall you need in your life right now.

Mix with other bold colours

Magenta can also be used effectively in conjunction with other bold colours, such as yellow, orange, mint green, purple, or fuchsia. This can create a lively and energetic atmosphere, perfect for a fun and playful space. Just be sure to use these colours sparingly and in moderation, as too much can be overwhelming. Looking at the relationship of colour to other colours on a colour wheel can help.

Choose the right shade of magenta

There are many shades of magenta to choose from, ranging from pale and subtle to deep and intense. When selecting a shade, consider the overall mood and ambiance you want to create in the room. For a softer, more soothing look, opt for a pale or muted magenta. For a bold and dramatic effect, go for a deeper and more saturated shade.

Use texture to add depth

To add depth and interest to a magenta-themed room, consider incorporating different textures through fabrics, finishes, and materials. This could include velvet furnishings, textured pillows, or a shag rug. This can help to create visual interest and depth, and can also help to tone down the boldness of the magenta colour.

Consider the lighting

The lighting in a room can have a big impact on the way colours are perceived. In a room with natural light, magenta may appear softer and more muted. A room with artificial light will make bold colours like magenta appear more vibrant and intense. Keep this in mind when selecting the type and intensity of the lighting in the room. Adding a lamp with a magenta base is also an excellent way to add a pop of colour without overdoing it. If you really want to have some fun, consider adding smart lightbulbs to your home that can change colours—including magenta.

By following these tips, you can successfully incorporate magenta into your interior design and create a bold and vibrant space that will make a statement. Just be sure to use the colour in moderation, and balance it with neutral tones to create a cohesive and harmonious look. 

Remember, it’s not just about magenta, either. If you love the idea of a bold and vibrant splash of colour in your home but would prefer a royal blue or orange, these tips will work for other bold colours. If you’re looking for help finding classy touches of vibrant colours to add to your home, come and see what we have in the showroom. Our design team is here to help you find the balance between vibrant colour and cohesive and classy design. Get in touch today.