What is the Magentaverse? The Color of the Year in 2023: the vivid and lively Viva Magenta!

What is the Magentaverse? The Color of the Year in 2023: the vivid and lively Viva Magenta!

Just like every year, designers, fashion professionals, graphic designers, interior designers, make-up artists and nail techs have all been waiting for the announcement of the Pantone Color Institute regarding the new Color of the Year. After the purple periwinkle Very Peri (Color of the Year in 2022), which embraced the calming properties of blue fused with a dynamic purple-red undertone, Pantone Color Institute has chosen Viva Magenta (Code 18-1750), a fabulous bright-red carmine shade as the Color of the Year in 2023.

Pantone describes this winner magenta shade as brave, animated, inclusive, powerful and empowering. It encourages experimentation and self-expression, and as such, it is a perfect choice for the nail tech industry. As they stated, “Viva Magenta is an unconventional color for an unconventional time”. Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute shared that they drew inspiration from nature, since this shade is inspired by the red of cochineal, a bright-red pigment extracted from the tiny cochineal insect.

What is “Pantone”?

The Pantone Color Institute is known for creating a universal language of color: a color scale that identifies specific color shades to allow perfect matching. It is hard to believe but they have been announcing the Color of the Year for 20 years, setting the trend for industries like printing, graphic design and fashion. Last year’s Color of the Year, Very Peri was absolutely unique, since it was not selected from the existing shades in the Pantone Matching System, but specifically created by the Institute itself. 

The Magentaverse in all its glory

Choose vivid and lively colors during the winter season as well. Our LacGel Plus +078 gel polish (4ml), Boysenberry from the Purple Rain Selection is definitely going to energize and invigorate you! Looking for an elegant and sexy vibe? A warmer shade of the Purple Rain Selection, the deep bordeaux LacGel Plus +097 gel polish (4ml), Cherry Pie is perfectly suitable for lighter, warmer tones, such as vanilla yellow, melon or cantaloupe.

The 2023 Color of the Year Magenta shade is also found among our Nail Art Powders. We have a neon version: Pigment Powder - Nail Art Pigment Powder - Magenta, or there is the classic shade: Chrome Powder - Nail Art Chrome Powder - Magenta. They are all ideal for pepping up any nail set. Do you already have ideas what nail art designs to create with these?

Need a unique effect? Choose the light and airy, iridescent Chameleon Flakes Color #2 - Dawn shade! These ultra-thin, glittery nail art flakes are equally suitable for surface-level nail art and encapsulated designs. Ready to take in all the praise? Among all nail art supplements, the fabulous glitzy rhinestones are definite eye-catchers. Let your nails shine with the Fuchsia shade of our NailStar SS5 rhinestones!

Stamping and painting solution in one? Our gels designed for the stamping technique (2 in 1 Stamping & Painting Gel - Magenta) are equally suitable for freehand painting, too. Feel free to mix and match colors as you wish! Need more inspiration? Look for the 2023 Color of the Year subcategory in our webstore, where we collected our most beautiful crimson red shades for you for the new year! What do you think?


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