Pantone Color of The Year 2023: Incorporating Viva Magenta in Learning Environments
- February 7, 2023
- Anthony Bowie
Author: Marissa Onesian
The Pantone color of 2023 is Viva Magenta, a color Pantone describes as “a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying, and a boundaryless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement.” Viva Magenta is powerful and empowering, evoking optimistic celebration, strength, and liveliness.
Bringing vibrant and exciting colors into your learning environments can impact both mood and behavior in students and teachers. Similar to red, Viva Magenta is very stimulating and may help to increase alertness and creativity, creating an energizing and motivating learning environment. With its pink tones, Viva Magenta may also have a calming effect, while still managing to be playful and warm.
Bloom Magenta is a bright pink fabric with a unique texture. This fabric leans a bit more towards pink than Viva Magenta but works well to brighten up spaces and makes a lively accent color for furnishings in your learning environment.
Tribeca in “Kiss” is a great performance fabric for use in a variety of learning environments. This textured fabric from CF Stinson is a great choice if you want similar furnishings in a variety of colors, as it comes in a range of coordinating colors, as well.
If you’re looking for a fabric that’s feels like Pantone Color of the Year Viva Magenta, but isn’t just a solid color, Tangram in “Fuchsia” is a great option! This performance fabric from CF Stinson is a reddish pink with a playful, geometric pattern in a soft gray. As a non-PFOA stain resistant material, it pairs well with MiEN lounge seating.
Don’t stop at Viva Magenta! This warm and lively hybrid of red and pink with blue undertones pairs well with a variety of different colors, including a wide array of materials offered on MiEN furnishings.
Bali in “Flamingo #7” from Arc-Com is a vibrant patterned fabric with hues of Viva Magenta, maroon, gold, and cream. The geometric pattern conveys movement and brings a playful touch to any learning environment.
Pair Bali in “Flamingo #7” and Tribeca in “Kiss” with Tribeca in other coordinating colors, such as “Cassis” and “Amber” ––shades of maroon and gold. Together, this warm color palette creates creative and energetic learning environments.
Don’t forget about your surface materials, too! Laminate surface materials in cool gray finishes complement the blue undertones of Viva Magenta.
While furnishings in bold Viva Magenta may not fit your school’s color palette or be too adventurous for your preferences, a bright pink accent goes a long way in making a learning environment more aesthetically exciting. Consider using this shade to create small, flexible seating areas with our Flex Petal stools like MiEN customer Belmont Elementary School decided to use in their media center. Designed to look like flowers when pushed together, the flex petal stools bring in a touch of nature combined with joyful colors. These colorful and playful accents work great in early education and elementary learning environments, especially because of how easy they are to move around the space to accommodate different learning needs.
The Pantone color of the year is chosen to reflect the culture and trends of the year, setting a tone for design, media, and more. Viva Magenta is a color rooted in nature yet bridges the gap between the physical and digital worlds. Incorporating this hue into your learning environments can help to modernize and liven stale spaces, inspiring exciting and unique learning environments for years to come.
Marissa Onesian is an Interior Designer who has been with MiEN Environments since 2018. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Arts for Interior Design from Central Michigan University. She designs with flexibility and functionality in mind by including a variety of different products in spaces to allow every student to stay engaged.