Viva Magenta Is the Pantone Color of the Year
Viva Magenta is the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year that the New York Times describes as “a hue with a lust for life. Not the aggressive synthetic of Barbie, not the intense luxury of Valentino couture, not the tired millennial salmon, but a saturated shade honking on the threshold of fuchsia, definitely not organic but not quite electric.”
Pantone describes Viva Magenta as “a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying and a boundary-less shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement.”
How will Viva Magenta find its way into the new dream kitchens created by homeowners in the Upper Valley in 2023? Viva Magenta represents a desire for homeowners in the Upper Valley to make a bold statement in their new kitchens or baths. While not a color that we would recommend for kitchen cabinets, the choice of bold bright color is not surprising. While white will remain the color of choice for many homeowners in the Upper Valley, we find an equal number of those renovating their homes to gravitate toward colorful palettes ranging from bold and earthy tones such as burgundy, dusty blue, deep fuchsia, and khaki green to a new appreciation for neutral colors.
The desire for earth tones in a new dream kitchen is the desire to bring a sense of warmth to the kitchen. We’ve seen increased demand for gold tones, blues, and green shades. Homeowners in the Upper Valley have discovered multiple ways to incorporate color into their new kitchens even when opting for white cabinetry. Brightly colored accent walls, gold-toned finished cabinet and appliance hardware, and plumbing fixtures, artwork, chair and bar stool fabrics, backsplashes, and glassware provide numerous options to make a bold, colorful and distinct design statement that bring personality and warmth to any space.
How can you incorporate color into your new dream kitchen to provide warmth, energy, and design sophistication? Give us a call at 603-448-9700 or make an appointment to visit our showroom at 105 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH, and let us explore the rainbow of colors that can make our dream kitchen a reality.