Pantone Colour of the Year 2023 - Parker Knoll
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Pantone Colour of the Year 2023

The Pantone colour of the year 2023 is here and we are enamoured. Viva Magenta is all about writing a new narrative through the lens of fearlessness and bravery – a fitting shade to bring into the new year.


The world has been forever altered by the effects of the pandemic and a complete return to the life we experienced before now seems distant. We believe Magenta is a retaliation to this feeling of uncertainty we are all facing. With a blend of red tones and violet hues, Magenta embodies a liberating attitude which can help us navigate the next chapter in our journey.

Building a Legacy

Pantone’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman (PANTONE® UK | Pantone Color of the Year 2023 / Introduction) tells us Viva Magenta is “rooted in the Primordial…Invoking forces of nature” and here at Parker Knoll, we uphold that sentiment, for over 150 years our furniture has encapsulated a timeless feel and is built to last.

Pictured here: Ashbourne Large Two Seater Sofa with Scatters in Persia Rose

Collectively we are taking strides to help the planet and reduce our waste. We are becoming more conscious of the quality of the products we buy and how they’ll impact the environment around us. Parker Knoll uses the finest quality materials, manufactured to help you to get the most out of your furniture. We also offer a 25-year guarantee on all our models meaning you can rest easy knowing that should anything go wrong, Parker Knoll is there for you.

Styling Magenta

Incorporating a shade this vivacious into the home may seem like a daunting task so we’ve included some simple examples you could implement to make the switch. You can make use of accessories like rugs and scatter cushions for daring flashes of the colour of the year or even a new Magenta blanket during these cooler months. We’ve used toned-down shades with flecks of Magenta to make a softer impact on our Ashbourne. We offer a wide shade range of fabrics in our collection so you can easily pair accents of Magenta with a more manageable palette for you.

Click here to view our extensive selection of fabrics: Fabrics & Leather – Parker Knoll

Pictured here (left to right): Ashbourne Chair in Plush Mulberry and Ashbourne Large Two Seater in Country Rose


Magenta perfectly balances between warm and cool tones meaning you are free to experiment with either side of the colour spectrum when inviting this shade into your home. Its unifying properties allow you to make those bold design choices without the risk of your décor looking disjointed.

For more style inspiration, why not visit our showroom in the upholstery capital of the UK? Parker Knoll Showroom – Parker Knoll We hope to see you in the new year and from all of us at Parker Knoll, we hope your 2023 is as optimistic as Viva Magenta.


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