Majestic Magenta, Yellow Ochre and Dark Moss
We’ve read the trend predictions, pored over Pinterest palettes, perused piles of home decor magazines, and finally feel ready to announce our own Colours of the Year.
Taking Pantone’s lead (the world’s leading colour institute probably knows what it’s talking about when it says we’ll be going wild for Viva Magenta in 2023), we’re plumping for a trio of rich, earthy shades that connect us to nature: Majestic Magenta, Yellow Ochre and Dark Moss.
Together they’re optimistic and energising; individually each is strong enough to hold its own.
Which one will you be embracing in your house and wardrobe this year?
Inspired to use this palette in your craft? We’d love to see what you come up with- use the hashtag #folksycoloursoftheyear on social media.
Grounded in nature, majestic magenta is a joyful shade that sits bang in the middle of red and pink spectrums. Bold and joyful, it vibrates with energy.
One of the oldest pigments, yellow ochre draws us back to the earth. This is not the zingy yellow of fleetingly cheerful daffodils; it is the irony, muddy, saturated shade of clay dug up after millennia in the ground. Satisfyingly rich, old and complex.
Dark moss is a colour we can turn to when we need calm. It transports us from screens and pressure-cooker cities to shaded forests where green-blanketed rocks mark the river’s edge. There is strength and safety to be found in this deep yellow-green.
Magenta – Hand-knitted wool socks by Fir Tree Knitwear; Magenta rose lapel pins by Felt By Bridget; Magenta needle case with ribbon ties by fotoartpapercraft; Embroidery thread from The Art of the Needle
Yellow Ochre – Mini ochre dish by MIW Designs; Hand-printed ochre linen cushion by Cushie Doo Textiles; Sterling silver and citrine birthstone ring by Maram Jewellery; Small coiled bowl with driftwood handle by LilliputWight
Dark Moss – Hexagonal lidded jar in dark green and celadon glazes by Chris Haigh Ceramics; Infinity scarf in dark green Alpaca blend by Ali Dufty; Dark green and antique gold oval earrings by Yoli Addy; Mini moss green glass bunny by flyingcheesetoastie