Drumroll Please!

There is one thing every year that designers like myself wait for with bated breathe. The one thing that will guide us in the following year and has even caused brides to completely change their wedding themes. The one thing that no matter what industry you’re in, and will always be in the forefront of your mind. It is the release of the Pantone Color of the Year, and this year, boy did they go all out. Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year is (drumroll please) Viva Magenta!

You can create contrast by adding lighter tones and letting the 

bold magenta stand out on its own.


Pairs well with jewel tones like emerald green, and 

navy blue, as well as pops of neon

Pantone was definitely, yelling out for attention this year when they picked Viva Magenta, it screams, “look at me.” Not a bad thing tho, right? Sometimes we all need a little attention, and believe me this color, you will get it. But really, this color is amazing, from the first time I saw the color, my immediate thought, (insert dramatic pause here,) …spring bridesmaid dresses!


I don’t know about you, but I am loving this color! I says to me bold, adventurous, in your face, and everything we need after the last two years. Where are my photographer friends? Are you as excited to see these colors as I am?

What about all of my bride’s out there?

What do you think of Viva Magenta’s bold look? Is it for you?