Pantone Color Institute’s new Colour of the Year for 2023 is Viva Magenta 18-750, a shade rooted in nature and descending from the red family. This striking colour has been created to inspire pure joy, self-expression and a rebellious spirit.
Pantone says Viva Magenta vibrates with vim and vigour. This colour acknowledges our pull towards nature while appreciating the digital sphere. Those who dare can harness the power of Viva Magenta with a velvet sofa or painted wall, but for a more gentle approach, use it as a pop of colour amongst neutrals.
Indeed, Viva Magenta certainly gives us optimism for the year ahead and we have searched the web for the best interiors inspiration featuring magenta pink.
Hot Pink Furniture
If you’re not looking to change the colour of your walls, but would like to add a pop of magenta, consider an occasional chair. The Watson Lounge Chair in Hot Pink from My Furniture (from £219.99) is compact and comfy and additionally excellent value. Upholstered in sumptuous velvet, it features a distinctive diamond pattern on the exterior and a cushion for extra comfort.
These Darjeeling Rainbow Cushions, from Weaver Green (from £65), are bursting with joy and colour to cheer up the gloomiest of days. Inspired by the vibrant sari colours of Darjeeling, the soft and squishy cushions are made entirely from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Which means they are water resistant, stain proof, machine washable and UV stable and what’s more they can be used outdoors as well as in.
If you’re looking for a quirky magenta wallpaper, you’ll love this Pineapple design by Barneby Gates (from £108 per roll), featuring vibrant pink and red pineapples. It looks stunning in this bathroom, designed by Fenella Jane Design, featuring the EauZone shower enclosure with gold finish from Matki.
Light up your life with magenta. These vivid Pedro Retro Lampshades, from Bluebell Gray (from £95), feature abstract watercolour shapes to bring some joy to interiors. For an extra dose of pink, Bluebell Gray also sell Recycled Glass Lamp bases in Pink.
Fuchsia Bathroom Accessories
If you’d love a dose of hot pink in the bathroom, these Fuchsia Egyptian Cotton Towels are fantastic value from Dunelm (from £3). They are thick, soft and absorbent as well as being manufactured using sustainable processes. Matching bath mats are also available.
Upcycle in Pink
How about upcycling a piece of furniture with bright pink? This Capri Pink paint from Annie Sloan (from £6.95 for 120ml of chalk paint) is provocative yet captivating. It can be used as an accent colour to contrast cool tones, or alongside tonal reds and pinks. It looks stunning here against the Louis Blue backdrop.
Turn your bedroom into a luxuriant hideaway with this Kimono Print Bed Linen Set from Clarissa Hulse (from £96 for a Double and two pillowcases). The striking design, featuring bright pinks, mauves, copper and blues, has been inspired by the botanical patterns on a Japanese kimono. Drop off beneath exotic ferns and ornate leaves, which glow against the blush ombre backdrop.
You can’t get much more pink than a flamingo. Introduce a pop of magenta with some new wall art. This vibrant Flamingo, from Aureus (from £14.99), sits against a deep green backdrop, and is sure to become a talking point. It is printed with water-based inks on museum-quality, sustainably sourced paper.
Inspired by traditional folk art, this Velina Tropical Wallpaper has been given a fresh look with a contemporary colour palette of bold pink and tropical blue. We think it would make an eye-catching wallpaper in a bedroom or living area, and looks stunning with the jewel-coloured accessories. Available from Olenka Design (from £129 per roll).
Pretty in Pink
Accessories, such as plant pots, can be a fabulous way to introduce a new colour to freshen up your décor. Bring an exotic vibe with this 13cm Ivyline Monza Tropical Fuchsia Pot, available from Stratford Garden Centre (from £8.99).