How To Discover Your Color Style

When we choose color for our home, we literally put our all into that process, our mind, body and spirit. These are colors that we, and all members of the family, will be living with for a while. So how do you choose colors for your home? Like I always say, “You gotta feel them.”

Here is a graphic that include the seven basic colors that you could chose for your home depending on what your color style is. How do you know what your color style is? Well, let’s chat about that.

Starting with purple, this is the color of the crown chakra. Many people, myself included, will choose purple somewhere in the home where they want to enhance their spirituality. This could be a meditation room, a yoga area, or even a bedroom. Yes, purple represents your spirituality, but it’s also an incredibly relaxing color like you’d find in a spa. They choose those purple hues for a reason.

Navy, or indigo blue, is a very popular accent color to have in the home. Navy, of course, is nautical, dense color and one that clearly sets a statement in the room. It also represents the 3rd eye chakra, and that’s all about insights. This color is perfect for the very visual person, has a strong intuition, perhaps even on the psychic side, has a vivid imagination, and has a very strong spiritual awareness. This is a great color to have in the home, and it can be anywhere from the bedroom to the office. Great, great color. Look at Indigo Batik from Sherwin Williams; I’ve used it many times for my clients.

Blue, this color is in most homes, mostly coastal blues. Why is that? Sky blue represents the throat chakra. This hue is all about communication, self expression, knowing and expressing your inner truth and authentic self. See why so many people love this color?

Green is MY favorite color, and yes, it is 100% my color style to the T! Green represents the heart chakra, which is to the core, love, and compassion. I usually chose green for either bedrooms or living rooms where the family gathers. I personally love sage and silvery greens with a hint of patina thrown in. The people who LOVE nature will fill their homes up with plants if they don’t want to commit to green wall color. 

Yellow is not that popular for wall color but considering what it represents, on some level, there is a lot of it in the home. This color is also seen in beige, yes a very typical neutral, but still way better to have in the home than gray. I love the creamy, buttery yellows and even gold for when I need a strong kick in the pants to get me going. This is a great color for the home office or work out area. It truly is an empowering color in any shade.

Orange is another very dense, powerful color. It represents the sacral chakra where our creativity and emotions reside. Most people gravitate towards spicy orange for the home, and it’s a lovely color; I had it in my bathroom and in my office at one time. Keep in mind it is a heavy, dense color, so it may be too much for some people. It is also suitable for an art studio or place where people create or write. It’s a motivational hue.

Last but not least, red. This is a color not usually seen in the home these days, years ago, yes, but not so much today. From pink, mauve, and blood-red, this hue is POWERFUL. It is not recommended for families who have energy issues such as ADHD or who are color sensitive. I’d save red for the teapot. Do I have red in my home? Guilty! But I have a deep, muted burgundy in the bar area. It’s cozy and I find it very relaxing actually. My sofas have red in them as well.

This is interesting; in one statement, I said red is a very powerful and high energy, and then I say it relaxes me. It all depends on what shade of red you have in your home and what type of person you are. This is all about color style and what feels good to YOU. No book or blog is 100% right when it comes to saying what color means because it’s all about how YOU feel about color. That is the beauty of finding your own color style that is unique to you!

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When Choosing Color Is As Easy As 1,2,3

I’m always looking for a new way to present beautiful color palettes for you. This week I’ve been working on a few, and I really like this design. Here I have a wash of color in the center and on the sides; you can see three colors that I’ve pulled out from it.

This is a soft gray/green color palette that will suit most home decors. This sage green is soft yet strong enough to dominate but not overtake this palette. I like it because warm grays neutralize for the people who don’t want strong color in the home.

Like all my color palettes, this one is for sale ($50).) I’m making them affordable for you, so you don’t have to do the hard work of making sure everything matches. If anyone is interested in buying this ready-made color palette, please contact me at DecoratingByDonna@mac.com for details. This is available in Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Valspar.

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How To Add Purple and Green To Your Bedroom

I love finding the perfect color combinations in nature. Here I have a Lamb Ear plant that has the perfect balance of purple and green. I partially love the silvery green in this plant. What makes it even better, it has a soothing shade of purple.

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Why do I like this color palette so much? I’ve mentioned it so many times in this blog that green is my favorite color. Green also represents the heart chakra so what better color to have in the home than green?

To answer my own question, well purple of course! Purple represents the crown chakra which connects you to your spiritual. That is pretty important to get you on the road to start reminding yourself and how you feel. I’m not talking religion I’m talking about finding a color that gets you connected to your soul, your spirit. When you find that place, trust me when I tell you it’s a place of calm.

By the way, how do you like my graphic? I’m changing up my graphics to make them stand out a bit from all the others you see on Pinterest. I love pinterest and am in the process of spending more time there. Come join me! It’s there where I’m combing both my worlds, from color to the cosmos.

So here you have this beautiful color palette that I designed. I highly recommend this for the bedroom. Think calm, soothing and relaxing as a bedroom should be.

As always, all my color palettes are for sale. If you like this color palette, send me an email at DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com and I can transpose these colors into Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore or Valspar. I’m going to recommend that this palette will look best in Valspar because Valspar has the best selection of greens. Enjoy!

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Will This Be My Moms Last Mother’s Day?

My mom is 84 years old and suffers from dementia. She doesn’t remember the Mother’s Day card I bought her two days ago but thankfully, she remembers me.

As every holiday goes by, I ask myself, “Will this be mom’s last?” and I hate that I think that and need to stop. Instead of wasting a beautiful holiday wondering if it will be the last, I should be embracing the moment with her.

Is she the same vibrant mom from years ago? No, and I miss those deep conversations and the look into my eyes like she could see my soul. She talks, I listen, I talk she looks at me but it feels like she’s not there. How do I get over this feeling?

As a psychic medium I of all people should know that energy life goes on after we die. The physical part ends but the connection remains. If we’re lucky, we’ll even get those spirit visits that validate our questions. These visits also come in when we need it the most.

So I’m going to get off my pity wagon, call my mom and tell her I love her. I have a lifetime of memories with her and more are still in the making.

Hug your moms, embrace her spirt.

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Colors That Heal Stress and Depression

Out of all the topics to write about when it comes to color, I can’t stray away from talking about colors that heal. So many of us, myself included, struggle with stress and anxiety, and there is a straightforward solution to how we can make ourselves feel better, and it’s not a pill. It’s color.

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Color and Design Change in The Works

Every few months I get the itch to change up this blog. Coming soon, very specific color palettes that promote healing. Simplified yet powerful. Stay tuned!

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Back Home Again Color

For whatever reason, sometimes as adults, we find ourselves back home again. Moving into our childhood bedroom is not only challenging physically but emotionally hard as well, for everyone.

The color that was perfect for us when we were 10 years old no longer suits our needs as an adult. With so many color options to choose from, which color now fits into our adulthood?

What I like about this color palette is that it is pleasing for men, women, guests, and returning children (now adults) to the home. Blue is not just for boys anymore, it’s a cool soothing color that taps into the throat chakra and if I know my kids, they always have a lot to say. By the way, that throat chakra point works both ways. It’s a challenge for parents, once empty nesters, now sharing their space once again.

See how blue can cool down thoughts and emotions? I’m not in this situation where my kids have returned home but of course they are always welcome IF needed. Another element I like about this color palette is the balance with the neutral colors here. Neutral colors are more than just beige and gray, they are resting places for our thoughts and feelings. Sometimes we NEED to see these visuals.

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Can The Color Of Lipstick Bring Me Joy?

Is color THAT strong? You better believe it! 

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Colors In Nature Are Hard To Find in Paint Decks

As spring flowers wake up from last year, I can’t help but smile when I see my Bachelor Button in its glory. Look at the color! It teeters between blue and purple depending on the way the sun shines.

Want this Bachelor Button blue in your home – and why isn’t there a color by the name? Well there’s Peek-a-Boo-Blue from Benjamin Moore, Cosmic Blue by Valspar that comes kinda close and maybe Hyper Blue from Sherwin Williams. Today, I create, Bachelor Button Blue by Decorating by Donna.

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What is the Fastest Way To Heal Anxiety and Stress?

I’ve been posting SO much about this, and I’ve been feeling it too. What do I do? Hone in on soft pastels. Colors that soothe and are easy on the eyes are what works for me. How does this feel to you?

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