enthusiasm or vigor; vivaciousness; liveliness; spirit
The origins of the magenta shade can be traced back to the cochineal beetle, which produces red carmine dye, one of the most precious natural dyes. Image credit: Huge / Pantone
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Using Viva Magenta in Your Home
Many of us have neutral coloured walls and furniture. It is safe, but sometimes can be a bit boring. Make a stand out statement with Viva Magenta! Neutral spaces often beg for a focal point something as simple as changing out sofa pillows with magenta ones might do the trick. What about a fabulous piece of magenta coloured art? Or a colourful chair? Or a floral arrangement? Or will you be daring and paint a single wall Viva Magenta for a dramatic look?
Last year greens were the IT colour, and many of us embraced them; they were a soft, soothing shade. Red and Green are complementary colours, so try pairing Viva Magenta with Valspar’s colour of the year, Green Trellis. The result will be a calm vibe, mixed with an energetic pop. Add polished silver hardware or frame and you’re set!
How are you going to use these colours this year??
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Colour Trends by the Century
The Roaring 20’s were a decade of indulgence. The walls were neutrals and accents were bright.
1930’s & 40’s
Smoky, dusty colours were the norm. Soft, subdued yellows, pinks, and hazy greens were accented with deep colours.
Pastels ruled. They were even incorporated into appliances and bathroom fixtures.
The ‘Peace, Love & Rock n’ Roll’ decade brought bright, clashing colours. Black & white were used to neutralize them.
Earthy colours dominate. Beige, rust, avocado, and harvest gold play together for a decade.
Miami Vice and ‘country’ come together with mauves and blues. I bet you know a house that is decorated in those colours.
A new take on earthy colours with a deeper, richer feel and Tuscan influences. Beige dominates, followed with terra cotta, sage and earthy reds.
Soft & Relaxing colours are popular to create a spa or coastal vacation feel in everyday life accentuated with pale blue and aqua paired with beige and white.
Gray and any version of it is king! With the tech generation in full swing, gray was everywhere; paint, furniture, flooring, appliances, fixtures and, of course, laptops.
Care to guess?????
Of all the amazing Colour Trends for the last 100 years…. ….which decade do you like best?
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