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!