Viva Magenta, Pantone’s color for 2023, is bold, energetic, and in-your-face. There’s nothing shy, subtle, or restrained about this color so if you’re that then move on. However, if you want to experiment with this color personality in your home, here are a few ideas.

Vibrant Living Room

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Boysen’s closest color match to Viva Magenta is Romeo O Romeo | BCP 1145. Click on this link to see the swatch.

Magenta is a fun color, and also a confident one. You handle it with assurance that yes, this is what I want. Before you paint a surface this big, you have to be very sure. So buy a sample pot of 200 mL first and test on your wall before painting the whole surface.

Do remember that this is a color that will always call attention to itself. If you paint your living room this color, you know it’s love you feel for it. This color must draw you in and make you feel gorgeous too, and that yes, this stunning color brings out that exuberance, optimism, and joy within you.

Don’t overdecorate a room with this color. One big statement is enough.

Happy Home Office

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Splash magenta in your home office for a quick pick-me-up during those long Zoom meetings. This color can brighten up a sombre corner while still keeping the cool and sophisticated vibe.

Keep it simple by adding this color through accessories, like picture frames or a pouf. Using accessories to bring in color is sensible. It is easier and more cost-effective to change accessories instead of (re)painting a whole wall.

Kitchen Glam

I didn’t expect magenta to work really well with traditional kitchens like this but yes, it does. The color is not only modern but also has this old world flavor of glam and heritage.

I love the gleam of the refrigerator and bronze cabinet pulls, as well as the sparkle of clear glass. The square cut bevel glass decanter on the kitchen table gives the space a Gatsby-esque feel.

Shades of Gray

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Disclaimer: Swatches may not match actual paint colors.

Aside from gleaming wood and metallic hues, a good complement to magenta is gray. There are many grays to choose from but we’ve narrowed it to the 5 above.

Gray is a neutral color that balances the intensity of magenta. Although gray has been written off by many interior designers as passé (it has been around for decades), and the trend is more towards warmer neutrals and earthy tones, gray is still a contemporary and upscale option. Having a gray wash everywhere around the home may be overkill. But pairing it with a vibrant color like magenta will give gray some legs to stride confidently forward into the future.

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Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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