The Pantone 2023 colour of the year, viva magenta 18-1750, is a colour full of strength, exuberance, joy and optimism. Said to be rooted in nature, it’s a stand out colour about self expression and rebellious spirit. The colour ties in with a natural dye of this shade and represents ‘all that is real’ in a time of technology. But how to use the colour magenta in your garden? From plants to accessories, there are many ways to bring the 2023 Pantone colour of the year into your home and garden.
Magenta coloured garden flowers
If you simply want to bring in the colour of the year to your home with some flowers, keep a look out for magenta coloured cut flowers to pop in a vase. There are plenty of garden plants with a similar shade that can be cut for a vase also such as Zinnia elegans ‘Giant Purple Prince’, Geranium Patricia (‘Brempat’), Peony 'Felix Crousse’, Rosa 'Timeless Purple’, Calibrachoa ‘Goodnight Kiss’, Impatiens Sunpatiens Magenta and many more.
Indoor and outdoor cushions
If you want to try making your own cushions, find some magenta material and get your sowing machine out! Otherwise you will find plenty of indoor and outdoor seating options with cushions either in a magenta colour or with similar shades in the patterns on the cushions. A cream cushion with magenta flowers or stripes on would look seriously stylish in any garden.
Houseplants with magenta flowers or foliage
Yes there are indoor plants with glorious colours which can definitely bring some trendy magenta into your home. From colourful flowers such as with many magenta coloured Orchids to stunning foliage on Oxalis trianuglaris. Calathea roseopicta ‘Rosy’ has lovely pink coloured leaves, pick up a pink Saintpaulia or a Calathea with pink stripes, a cactus with pink flowers or even a pink flowering Bromeliad.
Magenta home and garden accessories
It isn’t just plants that can bring the magenta magic to your home and garden but along with cushions there are many other accessories to add a splash of colour where you want it. Candles, plant pots, tea towels, even gardening gloves, kneeling pads and a painted shed can all be magenta! Lightshades, picture frames, storage baskets - there’s really no reason why viva magenta can’t be introduced in to your home and garden this year.
Grow your magenta flowering garden plants with plenty of lime green foliage and white umbellifers and make your garden look full of life this year. For plants and accessories to bring your garden to life, visit us in store.