Top tips for incorporating Pantone’s Colour of the Year into your home

11 January 2023

You may be wondering what the Pantone colour of the year is, and how you can incorporate it into your home for a decor refresh this winter. The Pantone colour of the year 2023 is Viva Magenta, a rich and empowering colour that promotes experimentation and strength in the people who incorporate it into their lives and homes. 

At Mila Maven, we have compiled this guide detailing our top tips on how best to incorporate this gorgeous new colour into your home, whether that’s through painting your walls, adding little accents and pops of colour, or going all out one colour for your living room or bedroom. Keep reading to see our tips and advice, and to learn more about Viva Magenta.

When incorporating a new colour into your decor, you need to think about the room’s overall colour scheme and make sure that the colours all match. Magenta is a pretty easy colour to match with other colours and decor pieces, given its neutral and muted tones. What’s more, Viva Magenta is known for its emotionally healing and uplifting properties! 

A touch of colour here and there

Based on the colour scheme of the room you’re workinon, Pantone’s Viva Magenta will harmonise perfectly. If your room is quite neutral coloured, you’ll want to think about adding pops or accents of colour around the room. A magenta cushion, tablecloth or perhaps a centrepiece would be a great touch to help brighten up the room. Magenta would pair really well with our patterned cushions and throws, which can introduce a vibrant and funky element to your room’s colour scheme, while also not diminishing the magenta’s vibrant properties. 

Add a centrepiece 

Adding a centrepiece in the colour you want to showcase can be a great way to emphasise the colour as the central focus of the room. This centrepiece could be a vase of flowers, potpourri, a decorative glass ornament or something entirely different of your choosing. We’d recommend using our femme vase as a centrepiece, and adding some magenta coloured hydrangeas or peonies, which can either be dried or fresh. This will showcase the colour, while also introducing a fresh and uplifting element to the room. 

Keep it simple

If, like us, you can’t get enough of this colour, why not try painting your walls? Or merely painting one statement wall like an alcove, and adorn it with pictures or art? This will allow more colour to seep into your home, but also keeps it not too overbearing. Keeping photographs on a wall painted in Viva Magenta can also invoke feelings of attachment and contentment when associating the colour with fond picture memories, due to the colour’s emotional and mood-benefitting properties!

Picture this – a magenta coloured cushion placed next to a brown or grey wool throw, with some of our candles and diffusers burning next to them, releasing a fresh, floral and smoky scent that, combined with the emotional response that is associated with the colour, will make the room your favourite in the house. 

Go all out

If you really can’t get enough of this colour, you may want to go all out. And we mean all out. We’re talking about the walls, carpets or rugs, cushions and other decor pieces all in the same magenta colour. To others this may look a bit excessive, but each person has their own interior design tastes. If you’re one of those people who enjoys going all out with colours or patterns, check out our guide on maximalist design to further understand how to get the most out of certain colours or pieces. 

Magenta is known to be a mood lifter, as are fresh flowers and natural light, so if you’ve got a bad case of the winter blues, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the best of both worlds and decorate a room that receives lots of natural light with some viva magenta coloured pieces to truly maximise your chances of beating the blues. 

Find more decorating tips with Mila Maven

At Mila Maven, we’ve got you covered with our range of ceramics, apothecary and cushions and throws. You can shop our collections, as well as read more guides and top tips via our main website. From cosy throws, luxuriously scented hand-poured candles and reed diffusers, as well as cheeky and quirky femme vases, the versatility and quality of our products is unmatched.