After years of working from home, many of us are returning to offices full time or through hybrid work arrangements. It’s easy to slip back into a work routine and space but chances are you’re not the same person who occupied that desk pre-pandemic. Take some time this month to clean, reorganize, and update your workspace. One easy change is to add a fun tech or desk accessory in Viva Magenta, the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year.
Powerful, empowering, brave, and fearless are just some of the words that describe this year’s Pantone Color of the Year. According to Pantone, Viva Magenta is a fearless color that is also joyous, optimistic, audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all.
I personally love this bold jewel-toned shade because it’s bright, bold, and reminiscent being a child in the 80s. It’s meant to stand out in a sea of workspace neutrals. It also provides that much needed pop of color to combat winter doldrums.
9 Ways to Update Your Workspace with Viva Magenta
Viva Magenta is such a bright and vibrant color that you only need a few pops here and there to update your workspace. These 9 affordable tech and desk accessories can be easily integrated into your office to add a splash of color.
Say goodbye to the office issued black keyboard! This year give your neutral desk a pop of color with a new wireless keyboard and matching mouse in vibrant Viva Magenta. Both are silent so you can type and click away without annoying adjacent cubemates.
iPad 10th Generation (from $449)
Increase your productivity in the new year with a new iPad in a muted shade of pink reminiscent of Viva Magenta. I recently got this gorgeous iPad as a loan from Apple and it brings me joy every time I see and use it. Have an old iPad? Trade in your old model to get credit towards your new iPad. Learn more about how to trade in eligible devices for credit here.
Speck Balance Folio for iPad ($39.79)
If you want to inject some fresh color into your tech without the expense of replacing your iPad, Speck’s Balance Folio is the way to go. Balance Folio encases your iPad with a durable exterior liner that features Microban antimicrobial product protection for less ick. The inside liner protects your iPad against dents and scratches. The adjustable multi-angle viewing stand means you can always ensure your iPad is at a comfortable angle for sharing content, typing out emails, reading in bed, or binging a favorite show on the plane. Apple Pencil users will appreciate the storage slot to keep their digital pencil nearby. I love the secure latch closure that ensures my iPad stays safely encased in the Balance Folio and the auto sleep/wake mode that helps conserve battery life. Balance Folio is available for 9.7 inch and 12.9 inch iPads in Syrah Purple/Magenta Pink. Have an 11-inch iPad? Get the Plumberry Purple/Crushed Purple/Crepe Pink Balance Folio.
Leather Desk Pad ($16.99)
An easy and inexpensive way to update your workspace with Viva Magenta is with a new deskpad. This rectangular pop of color is made of waterproof vegan leather and measures 31.5” x 15.7”. It protects your desk from scratches, spills, stains, heat, and scuffs (or hides what you hate about your desk!) and instantly provides new life.
Desk Organizers ($35)
If organizing your workspace is a goal for the new year, you can’t go wrong with some new Viva Magenta desk organizers. This six-piece set includes a steel pencil cup, letter sorter, sticky note holder, magazine holder, paper tray, and business card holder to help corral items in a colorful way.
Self-Watering Planter ($22.99)
There are many benefits of having live plants in the office such as stress reduction, air purification, and increased productivity. Capitalize on the light in your workspace by adding some plants and giving them a home in a self-watering Viva Magenta planter. This 10.8” planter is perfectly sized to sit nicely on a bookshelf, small conference table, or bring life to an unused corner. It includes a water-level indicator that lets you know when to fill the reservoir that will keep your plant happy for a few days with little to no attention.
MacBook users can easily add Viva Magenta to their lives thanks to Speck’s Transfer Pro Pocket, a slim, lightweight, and durable protective sleeve for 13”-14” MacBook computers, laptops and tablets.The water-resistant heather fabric keeps your computer safe from the elements. The interior foam and sturdy construction will protect against scratches and bumps. The exterior zipper pocket is a perfect place for stashing cables, wires, and accessories to keep everything you need close by. This case can be carried on its own or used inside a messenger bag, purse, or carry on bag.
Add light where it’s needed with a Viva Magenta compact table lamp. The bright drum shade livens up any space and the steel base includes a power outlet for easy desktop charging.
If all you crave for your desk is a mug in this year’s hottest color, Pantone’s Viva Magenta mug is perfect for sipping in style.