It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Pantone’s Color of the Year is here! Brimming with boldness and vitality, Viva Magenta lands on the design scene to infuse our homes with a sense of joy, strength, and rebellion. This hybrid color originates from the cochineal beetle, an insect that provides the world with precious carmine dye. This earthy inspiration encourages us to balance our time in the digital space with a grounding appreciation for the natural world. If you’re seeking to bring a touch of this bold vitality into your space, look no further than these five tips.
One great way to bring Viva Magenta into your home is through the décor that fills your shelves. This vivid tone packs quite the punch, so to start, look for vases, statuettes, or florals that you can layer to subtly incorporate this bright shade. If this doesn’t satisfy your love of the color, you can bring more of the fun into your home with lighting, like magenta candles and lampshades, or go bold with a couch or accent chair. To embrace this bright hue fully, opt for a monochromatic look that infuses your space with other pink tones to blend and brighten your interior. Don’t be afraid to paint side tables, bookshelves, or other pieces that spark your imagination.
Textiles offer a great way to balance this assertive shade with a little extra softness. A woven magenta blanket draped over your couch or bed can add a cozy touch of texture and self-expression to your home. You can layer bright accent pillows over your bed, couch, or outdoor furniture to blend comfort with Viva Magenta’s warmth and bravery. Embrace the day with confidence by placing fluffy magenta towels in your bathroom, or make a bigger statement with flowing curtains that will filter the sunlight through this carefree color.
Looking to bring Viva Magenta into your home in a big way? Consider using an accent wall to encapsulate the fierce bravery of this statement color. Start by picking a focal point in your home— whether this be the wall behind your bed or TV, the wall leading up your staircase, or a blank spot in your kitchen—and get to styling! For homeowners (or those who have permission to paint their rented spaces), this can be as easy as picking up some paint and a paint roller. If you need a less permanent pop of color, tapestries or peel-and-stick wallpaper are the perfect temporary solution. These options also come with the benefit of customization. You can pick up a soft floral wallpaper with blooms of magenta flowers, or search for a bright tapestry with a daring pattern to match the tone’s innate confidence.
A gallery wall is a great way to introduce this color into your home, or continue to expand on your Viva Magenta décor. This option is a bit more subtle than the accent wall, and gives you the opportunity to mingle the shade with a range of colors, or further your monochromatic theme.
To start, pick out an array of frames and prints that feature or blend well with Viva Magenta. To soften the look, include colors like beige, white, or grey. If you’d like to spice things up even further, you can include jewel tones, like emerald and sapphire, and some glimmering gold frames. The best way to start a gallery wall is by testing it on your floor. Mix and match frames, prints, and their layout until you have a combination you love. Then take a photo for reference, and start hanging!
A dining space is the perfect place to invigorate with Viva Magenta’s rich hue. The options are endless! Use your tablescape to mix and match plates, cups, bowls, napkins… the list goes on and on. Like any of these other tips, you can balance this bright shade with a neutral palette, or go all out with a jewel-tone bonanza. If you’d prefer a simple, slight nod to the color, include a nice bouquet of pinks and reds on your dining table, or use magenta hand towels in your kitchen. To embrace the color more fully, a Viva Magenta table runner or placemats can rejuvenate your dining space and breathe new life into gatherings with family and friends.
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