Viva Magenta! Pantone's 2023 color in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Pantone has announced their “Color of the Year” for 2023 is “Viva Magenta” and, as usual, we’ll explain how to use that exact color in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. And we’ll look at the purple prose that’s become a hallmark of Pantone’s annual promotion.

The color of 2023 is … Viva Magenta

Pantone Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, in a PowerPoint slide.

As usual what’s more amazing than the color is the description that goes with the choice. Viva Magenta (or Dark Red to us mortals) is described as:

  • vibrates with vim and vigor
  • brave and fearless
  • exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration
  • revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression

But enough of the annual prose fest from the ‘Pantone Institute’, let get down to the practical business of using the colors in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any other program.

Viva Magenta in Microsoft Office

Go to the color selector in any Office product for font, background or whatever. Choose Custom and enter the RGB, Hex or HSL values for Pantone Viva Magenta

RGB: 187, 38, 73
HSL: 346, 66%, 44%
Hex: #bb2649

Viva Magenta color settings in Microsoft Office

Voila!  The 2023 color of the year in your own documents.

Office for Mac

Macs have their own impressive color selectors that Office for Mac uses.

Choose the Color Sliders, RGB Sliders then type the RGB or Hex codes.

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