The Pantone Color Institute has revealed that its Colour of the Year for 2023 is Viva Magenta.

PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta is described as a shade that ‘vibrates with vim and vigour. It’s rooted in nature, descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative’.
The Pantone Color Institute adds: ‘This year’s Color of The Year is powerful and empowering. It is a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint – an electrifying and boundaryless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a colour that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all.’

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, commented: “In this age of technology, we look to draw inspiration from nature and what is real. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta descends from the red family, and is inspired by the red of cochineal, one of the most precious dyes belonging to the natural dye family as well as one of the strongest and brightest the world has known. 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.”

Recognised globally as a leading source of colour expertise, Pantone Color Institute provides colour insights and solutions, collaborating with clients to strategically address colour challenges and develop a colour and design approach consistent with their brand vision.

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