We may not realize it, but color has a powerful impact on the world around us. From setting a tone to changing a mood, color affects our environment and our emotions. That’s why, each year, the Pantone Color Institute names a “Color of the Year” that informs how the upcoming year will go, based on past trends. At Windows, Walls & More serving West Bloomfield, we love how much color can affect a home, and we want to help our customers enjoy the right colors in their spaces. Check out this year’s selected color, and be sure to contact us for more info on how you can bring this color to your room.
This year’s color is Viva Magenta, which “vibrates with vim and vigor.” It’s a “nuanced crimson tone” that balances warm and cool. To determine this color, the Pantone Color Institute gauges color trends, weighs the current climate, past behaviors, and past trends to determine what they expect the upcoming year to hold. Pantone notes that this year’s color is “an unconventional shade for an unconventional time,” adding that it is “an animated red that encourages experimentation and self-expression without restraint; an electrifying, boundaryless shade.” Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, notes that we are in an age of technology, so “we look to draw inspiration from nature.” Viva Magenta, she says, is “rooted in the primordial” and “reconnects us to original matter…It galvanizes our spirit, helping us to build our inner strength.”
Where to Find Viva Magenta
Because Pantone selects a color that reflects trends across numerous industries—including fashion, beauty, technology, design, and home décor—you’ll soon be seeing Viva Magenta in even some surprising areas. In fact, Pantone has already put together numerous collaborations using the color: Motorola phones, Spoonflower designs, CARIUMA shoes, Deepa Gurnani jewelry, and more.
Adding Color Through Window Fashions
To add this bright color to your windows, you could select custom drapery or side panels. Check out the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™, which offers a variety of fabrics in numerous colors and textures and even includes several exclusive designs from world-renown textile designers. Or you can select a window fashion in a neutral color as a foundation (for example, Duette® Cellular Shades or Silhouette® Window Shadings). Then you can bring Viva Magenta into your home in smaller amounts, through décor and artwork and other accessories.
The Pantone Color of the Year in West Bloomfield, Franklin MI Areas
Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.