‘Viva Magenta’ Unveiled as Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2023.

Drawing inspiration from nature, Viva Magenta 18-1750 makes a bold statement in our digital age

Dictating and forecasting colour trends across multiple industries, from fashion to industrial design, the Pantone Color Institute has announced ‘Viva Magenta 18-1750’ as 2023’s Color of the Year. 

Historically, Pantone has combed the world looking for new colour influences from all areas including new technologies, the entertainment industry, popular travel destinations, as well as lifestyles and socio-economic conditions.

While last year’s ‘PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri’ was a brand-new colour creation to reflect the unprecedented changes of a post-pandemic world, this year’s colour choice befittingly celebrates joy, experimentation and self-expression.

Pantone’s 2023 Colour: PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta

A new animated red, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta writes a new narrative of joyous and optimistic celebration. Living in an increasingly digital age, the Pantone Color Institute drew inspiration from nature and the “real” when making this colour choice. As we balance our digital and physical lives, we continue to grow our appreciation for the natural world. The Color of the Year 2023 acknowledges our gravitational pull towards natural colours as movements swell around climate change, sustainability, and land protection. 

In this age of technology, we look to draw inspiration from nature and what is real. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta descends from the red family, and is inspired by the red of cochineal, one of the most precious dyes belonging to the natural dye family as well as one of the strongest and brightest the world has known.

– Leatrice EisemanExecutive Director, Pantone Color Institute

Celebrating experimentation, carefree self-expression and inclusivity, Viva Magenta 18-1750 “welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit.” An audacious and empowering statement, this brave colour reflects the inner strength and rebellious streak in all of us.

Classic can custom colour match your requirements to any Pantone colour

Making public spaces safe, attractive and accessible to all, Classic Architectural Group has stayed at the forefront of all industrial and design trends for over 41 years. Paying attention to what matters most to our clients, we specialise in fulfilling the complete supply chain as well as providing architecturally-designed solutions to elevate your project’s aesthetics.  

Classic can colour match your products to any Pantone colour – we can do this across our stair nosing inserts, tactile indicator inserts, and in the case of polyurethane TSGI’s, we can make the entire tactile your chosen colour. 

Aside from our ability to custom colour match PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta, we also offer standard ready-to-go products in beautifully statement-making shades of red and pink.

Stair nosings for safer access

Many of our Classic Tredfx Safety Stair Nosing products have inserts that come in red and pink shades. A stand-out colour, red and pink inserts help to increase the visibility of each step while also adding a bright and fun colour pop to your space.

To visualise how your stair nosings would look in a Pantone-inspired red or pink shade, you can use our handy Visualise It 3D/AR tool.

Here are some coloured stair nosing examples for your inspiration

Classic Tredfx Safety Stair Nosing with Red Ribbed Polymer Insert

Classic Tredfx Safety Stair Nosing with Red Ribbed Polymer Insert

Classic Tredfx Safety Stair Nosing with Raspberry Ribbed Polymer Insert

Classic Tredfx Safety Stair Nosing with Raspberry Ribbed Polymer Insert

Classic Tredfx Safety Stair Nosing with Coral Ribbed Polymer Insert

Classic Tredfx Safety Stair Nosing with Coral Ribbed Polymer Insert

Tactile indicators for better navigation

Providing crucial orientation cues and/or warning in public spaces, tactile ground surface indicators are particularly important for helping the visually impaired to navigate their communities safely and confidently. 

colourful tactile indicators

These are typically installed at the top or bottom of staircases, ramps, escalators, conveyors, travelators, pedestrian crossings and rail platforms. 

Empowering you to achieve your project’s design goals, our Classic Tredfx Polyurethane Individual Tactiles and Warning Tactile Tiles come in many different colourways including red. Easy to install, poly tactiles are UV resistant, making them ideal for both interior and exterior applications.

Commercial matting for memorable entrances

Enhancing your public building’s presentation, Classic Integra Commercial Matting helps to maintain cleaner, safer entrance areas by retaining dirt, grit and moisture at the door. Minimising your floor maintenance costs and reducing slip hazards, our commercial entrance matting can be further customised to meet your project’s requirements. 

Inspired by this year’s magenta colour pick, we have options in beautiful red shades across our Classic Integra Vantt 5500, Vantt 9500, Zone and Urban Matting Tiles range.

New year, same Classic promise – assuring you with end-to-end stair and floor safety solutions Australia-wide

With the new year promising fresh starts, our Classic promise remains – to provide you with guaranteed end-to-end supply, fast turnarounds and nationwide support. From initial consult to design and installation, you can rely on our exceptional service from start to finish. 

Your one-stop shop for quality access solutions, we offer complete versatility across all areas of product design, colour and application. Trusted by building professionals Australia-wide, our team offers over 41 years of experience across all commercial sectors including Education, Community & Cultural, Health, Hospitality, Industrial, Legal & Military, Office, Residential, Retail, Sports & Recreation and Transport. Explore our latest projects for more inspiration.

To learn more about our current capabilities, please download our capability brochures. If you’d like to get a headstart on your project, be sure to contact us at 1300 244 377 to chat with one of our friendly experts today.

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