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Each January we highlight the Pantone Color of the Year, so that our clients and blog followers can anticipate upcoming trends in home decor and landscape design. This year, we’re excited to announce that Viva Magenta has been named the Color of the Year.

The bold reddish hue is sure to invigorate the design world and excite both designers and homeowners alike. As Pantone’s executive director states, “Rooted in the primordial, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta reconnects us to original matter. Invoking the forces of nature, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta galvanizes our spirit, helping us to build our inner strength.”

It’s the perfect shade to liven up both your indoor and outdoor decor, and works well as either a pop of accent color or a courageous use as a main color in your design scheme.

Freshen up your flower beds. This is the most obvious use for Viva Magenta in the outdoor setting. Numerous species of flower are available in this shade, including hybrid roses which are bred to withstand various climate conditions while providing superior beauty and scent to your garden.

Use as an accent color. Outdoors, the easiest way to liven up your decor is to purchase throw pillows, outdoor rugs, and other decorative accents in Viva Magenta. But the shade works well in permanent fixtures, too. You could freshen up your outdoor kitchen with tile accents, for example, or repaint your shutters and other trim on your home.

Feature as a main theme. A single bold color like Viva Magenta need not be relegated to accents only. Create an enveloping ambiance by painting walls with the strong hue, and then incorporate pale shades of beige, green, or blue as accents within furniture and other decor.

Go maximalist. As you might suspect, the maximalist trend directly opposes the earlier trend toward minimalism. With maximalism you artfully blend more than one bold color, along with busy patterns and daring accents, for a look that artfully stimulates the senses without overwhelming them. Viva Magenta would work fantastically with a bold shade of green from the opposite side of the color wheel.

If you’re looking for ways to renovate your exterior decor, particularly your landscape design, call us to discuss your ideas. We can help you stay on trend by incorporating Viva Magenta into your garden, and offer our expertise to help you enjoy your outdoor spaces for years to come.

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