Last year we took a look at Pantone’s Color of the Year Veri Peri and how you could use it in your home. This year we have another vibrant shade-Viva Magenta.
Whether you’re looking to add a pop of color or completely transform your space, this shade is perfect for making a bold statement. Here are some tips on incorporating Viva Magenta into your home décor.
Embrace the Power of a Pink Color Scheme
Adding a burst of pink to your walls can be a great way to give a room some personality and energy instantly. The red family brings warmth and can completely transform a space.
And because it’s such an adaptable color, you can easily incorporate other decorative elements, like furniture or window treatments, that speak to both traditional and contemporary tastes.
Best of all, painting with this eye-catching shade will add vibrancy to every room in your home! And maybe even a smile on your face when you walk in.
Using Viva Magenta as an Accent Color
Adding a vivacious pop of Magenta to your living room or bedroom could be exactly what it needs for a stunning makeover.
Whether you choose to put this lively hue in the form of accessories like cushion covers, rugs, and curtains, or go all out and paint the walls a warm magenta color, it can bring an inviting atmosphere as well as a dramatic flair.
Vibrant Magenta will surely draw attention and give your living space warmth, creating a cozy feel while being bold enough to satisfy any design enthusiast.
Does Using the Pantone Color of the Year Increase Your Home’s Value?
The Pantone Color of the Year has become increasingly popular each year, but does using it really make a difference when it comes to the value of your home? It’s definitely possible! Adding pops of the color in artwork or furniture, for instance, can be a subtle way to increase the appeal of your property and make it more attractive to buyers. Plus, if you choose quality pieces in neutral colors that highlight the year’s color, you can switch up your decor every twelve months without breaking the bank. Ultimately, painting walls or making drastic changes is unnecessary; however, using small accents of this trending hue could prove beneficial in potential resale value.
Bring Some Viva Magenta into Your Office Space to add Some Fun and Personality
Nothing is quite as dull or devoid of character as an office. But why not make it your own? Bring some fun by introducing a dynamic shade into your workspace. From bright statement pieces like an acrylic chair or a freestanding shelving unit to more subdued accents like a fur rug or colored desk lamp, there are many ways to add personality and differentiate the room. And if you want to be really daring, paint one wall in Viva Magenta and live a little.
Remember, it’s just painting and can be painted over in the future.
How to Easily Test Paint Colors on a Wall
Testing paint colors before committing to them is essential when it comes to painting interiors and exteriors. However, the traditional way of testing paint—putting small samples directly onto the wall—can result in a mess that’s hard to clean up. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to test paint without making a mess.
The first step is using painter’s tape to isolate the area where you want to test your color. Next, ensure the tape is securely adhered and covers any notches along the edges of your surface. Then, apply your chosen paint sample to poster board or cardboard using a foam brush. Once dry, prop up the painted board near your wall and see how it looks in different lighting conditions throughout the day.
If you’re still unsure about which color to choose after testing on paper, you may wish to try “testing” virtual paint options instead. By entering dimensions and photos of a room into interior design apps like Paint My Place, Houzz, or RoomPlanner LE Home Design 3D, you can get an idea of what various colors will look like in real time without any physical mess involved. With this method, you can narrow your choices down before finally deciding on the right shade for your space!
As we said last year, have a plan before you start. You don’t have to spend a lot of money because you may want to redo everything next year with the next Pantone Color of the Year. And, if you’re looking for a few more ideas on how to utilize the color of the year in your home, we found this video to be insightful: