Color Series: Incorporating the Color of the Year in your Home



Introducing Pantone’s color of 2023: Viva Magenta! This shade is empowering and promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration – making Viva Magenta the perfect shade to liven up your home. Pantone says that Viva Magenta encourages experimentation and self-expression without restraint, so utilizing it within your home gives you the freedom to be creative and express yourself within your space. Incorporating this years color of the year into your home can be done in a variety of ways from small subtle accents to large statement pieces.


Color Swatches via Pantone

This blog outlines is part one of the Viva Magenta color series, that includes the various ways you can utilize Viva Magenta throughout your home to make a bold statement or subtle expression. Viva Magenta can be paired with pinks and reds to create a rich aesthetic. Alternatively, you can create delightful contrast by pairing it with lighter tones to let the bold Magenta stand out. A pairing like this will help create a beautiful focal point in any room. Book an appointment with one of our talented designers today to come in and browse our products to make your space warm and inviting with Viva Magenta!



Make a Statement with Paint and Wallpaper


The essence of Viva Magenta is bold and powerful, which can make a great statement color or accent color in your home! If your entryway, closet, half baths, or laundry room feel dull, you can bring them to life with a fresh coat of Viva Magenta paint!


Outer left and right images via Thibaut


Accent Walls


Painting your walls in Viva Magenta, whether it’s an entire room or just one wall, will warm up any space. Painting one wall as an accent wall is an easy way to create a simple focal point within the space. If you want to create subtle warmth, painting symmetrical elements of your space is an option, as seen in our project “Living Room Built-In Cabinetry” with two subtle accent walls on the sides of the fireplace. If you want to go bolder, try experimenting with painted Viva Magenta stripes in a smaller room such as a bathroom, laundry room, or closet. Viva magenta stripes elevate smaller spaces by creating more interesting focal points while remaining cozy and warm.





Another great option to liven up your space is to paint the ceiling in high-gloss Viva Magenta. One of our talented designers, Caty DeLaigle says that painting a ceiling an unexpected color in high gloss is also a great option to elevate your space. Whether you paint the entire room, as shown in our project “Bright White & Acrylic Closet,” or just the ceiling, you can give any space an unexpected element that will enhance the room from above without becoming overpowering.




Wallpaper is another way to incorporate Viva Magenta into your space. Add it in your  bathroom, entryway, dining room, or living room. Designer Caty DeLaigle also says to go big and bold with wallpaper or tile floors. “The smaller the room, the bigger the impact.” Wallpaper can incorporate several colors into a space and bring together other elements, such as the area rugs, pillows, cabinets, and tile! If you choose to incorporate a bold wallpaper color with Viva Magenta as an accent color in a smaller space like the bathroom, you might consider choosing subtle complementary elements in the tile and cabinets to balance the room and make it a peaceful sanctuary for you and your guests. We proudly carry Thibaut, and shown below is one of their wallpapers with Viva Magenta and several accent colors that pair beautifully with throw pillows and other décor!


Images via Thibaut


Applying a fresh coat of paint or new wallpaper to your space can transform the room with Viva Magenta and its accent colors. Viva Magenta pairs beautifully with pinks and reds, as shown in images throughout this blog post, as well as with lighter colors that let Viva Magenta stand out in your space! Come back next month for more ideas and inspiration on how to incorporate Viva Magenta into your home. Our talented designers at Dalton Carpet One can help you incorporate this vibrant color into your home, so book your free design consultation today!



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