The One Color You Need in Your Home (Based on Your Zodiac Sign)
We've turned to the skies to determine which of 2016's trendiest hues needs to be incorporated in your home — like, right now.
(May 21- June 20)
A Gemini’s eloquence and charm inevitably lands them in the center of attention, and there is nowhere else that they would rather be. Represented by twins, Geminis serve a double dose of personality with their quick-wit and sociable demeanor. They tend to change their mind just as soon as they have made it up, which makes decorating particularly tricky.If you are an ever-evolving Gemini, you’ve likely already made some (read: a million) changes to your home this year. If you are sniffing around for some new colorful inspiration, look no further. We present to you 2016’s freshest shade: Mint Green.
This is the missing puzzle piece guaranteed to round out the any eccentric or mismatched decor you’ve accumulated over the years. Mint is a spirited pastel that packs a serious punch of charisma, without lacking in any versatility. (Sounds like somebody we know.) Did we mention how obsessed we are with these eclectic, minty built-ins by John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino? We're willing to bet you are too. Whether you swipe this fresh green on every wall of your home or simply splurge for a mint nick-knack, we are confident that this hue will continue to complement your fluctuating style long many years to come.
(June 21- July 22)
Cancers are celebrated as being the most loving and protective signs in the zodiac. These water signs are innately intuitive and never miss an opportunity to nurture their loved ones. If you’re a Cancer, you want a home that reflects your radiating warmth and we found just the shade to do that.
From pies, to pillows, to Bellini’s and bedspreads- Peach proves to be just as stylish as it is tasty in 2016, and the design world has taken notice. The stars have aligned and gifted Cancers everywhere with a trend that is exudes just as much ooey-gooey-goodness and they do! A coat of this juicy color in your guest room is a sure remedy for even the gloomiest of visitors, casting any space with an encouraging glow (kind of like you!) Become keen on peach, Cancer, and the results are sure to be peachy-keen!
(July 23- August 22)
Ah, lion-hearted Leos, the kings (and queens) of the jungle! This fire sign plays host to nature’s broadest minds and most creative spirits. If you are a Leo, others admire your quiet confidence and adventurous lifestyle. That said, gallivanting is no excuse for a dusty and dated den.
Luckily for you, Marigold is one of the trendiest colors of 2016 and it basically screams “effortlessly cool Leo”. This impressive honey hue is an ultimate display of stylish flair that mirrors your golden heart (and mane). Coat your walls for a regal statement, or use accent pieces to create warmth in a sea of neutrals. Love It or List It, Too used marigold on this vanity and yielded stunning results worthy of any Leo. However you choose to incorporate it, marigold is as strong as it is stylish and it is sure to give your guests something new to admire.
(August 23- September 22)
Virgo are the meticulous, yet modest, perfectionists of the zodiac. Their intelligence is only surpassed by their diligence and they pride themselves on both practicality and reliability. If you are a Virgo, listen up: the stars have spoken. While we respect the sensibility of your sensible decor, sensible is not synonymous with boring! It’s time for you to kick those gr-eige walls up a notch.
Now don’t worry, we know you expect nothing short of perfection and 2016’s blush trend will not disappoint. This muted, rosy-peach hue is equal parts posh and practical, shrouding master suites and mudrooms alike with a sense of understated opulence. We love how Coddington Design used blush to create this cohesive (and completely swoon-worthy) living space. Our suggestion for you? Use blush accent pieces in tandem with those grey or beige walls. Together they create a crisp look assured to dazzle Virgo and their guests alike!
LIBRA: Powder Blue
(September 23- October 22)
Libras are the diplomats of the zodiac. Symbolized by scales, these air signs spend their days seeking a balanced and harmonious life. As a Libra, you shine brightest when paired with others, and your peers love to be in your easy-going company. You are praised for your open mind, so it should take little convincing for you to reimagine your home with 2016’s dreamiest trend: Powder Blue!
We believe your space should reflect your peaceful disposition, and this ethereal blue is the pigment representation of your soothing spirit! A grown-up take on baby blue, this shade expertly ties contrasting statement pieces together and enhances underwhelming neutrals with ease. We love how Chango and Co. balance this dreamy space with twin, powder blue chairs. Whether you hang some pretty powder wallpaper or invest in twin chairs of your own, this hue will bestow balance and brightness anywhere it goes (just like you!)
(October 23- November 21)
Scorpio boasts the most passionate and magnetic personalities of the zodiac. With defining characteristics ranging from determined to emotional, powerful to sometimes forceful, Scorpios are truly in a league all their own. If you are an ever-impressive Scorpio, your space should reflect that and neutral palettes with dated decor simply won’t do. Enter 2016’s striking color trend: Indigo.
This year we are seeing an explosion of indigo in design and we can’t get enough of it. SuzAnn Kletzien's stunning living room shows how this deep hue instantly gratifies any space with mystery and over-spill of allure. This pigment works for you because it delivers an impact nearly as just as powerful as your personality. Pair indigo with metallic accents for a magnetic space that draws the eye and has depth that forces complete and undivided attention. For a home as beguiling as you, dear Scorpio, we suggest pouring this liquid-intrigue into a paint tray and put your renowned determination to good use.
(November 22- December 21)
Sagittarians are jovial by nature, offering the world infectious optimism you won’t find anywhere else. If you are a Sagittarius, you are unapologetic and straightforward about who you are. You elect to live a liberal and indulgent life, and we love that about you. In fact, we think you should draw inspiration for geodes to create a space that rocks just as much as you do!
We are seeing a ton of gemstone and geode inspiration in 2016 and Malachite is a design favorite. Malachite is a saturated green that offers a boldness reflective of any daring Sagittarius. This kelly green delivers a space impact and drama, while working beautifully with neutral pallets. For you, we recommend taking inspiration from this gorgeously green living space by Judith Balis. Pair this jewel tone with deep teals or coblat blue and incorporate geometric patterns for a look as big as your personality. However you use it, Malachite guarantees a striking look that incites optimism in a way that only a Sagittarius could!
CAPRICORN: Pearl White
(December 22- January 19)
Capricorns are the pillar of practicality and ambition in the zodiac world. These earth signs are new-year-babies, known for their reserved and hardworking nature. If you’re a Capricorn, you likely prefer the traditional lifestyle and are not tempted to take a walk on the wild side. We took note of your practical preferences and paired you with the freshest (and oh-so-glamorous), neutral of the 2016.
Rather than knocking you off your equilibrium with a shocking orange or fanciful fuchsia, we think you need to incorporate the simplistic and stunning shade of pearl white into your space! This delicate hue delivers the elegant face-lift your space has been waiting for and works swimmingly with your traditional decor. You can paint this versatile neutral on every wall you can reach and we especially love the way a pearly white back-splash can brighten a kitchen.
(January 20- February 18)
Aquarians are the most entrancing and eccentric among the zodiac. If you are an Aquarius, you often impress others with your intelligence and inventive abilities. Your most compelling characteristic, though, is undoubtedly your originality. You live life by your own rule book (or by none at all) and you have no qualms about it. With such an exciting personality, we can’t help but think your space deserves to be equally vivacious! The 2016 color meant for you? Raspberry.
Raspberry is a bubbly fuchsia, but a grown up fuchsia all the same. This shade of pink it sure to spark conversation and inspire the space it’s in. Just like you, Aquarius, this color is a stand-out original. We love Rachel Reider Interiors' use of a raspberry geometric wallpaper. If wallpaper is too big of a commitment, we think a in graphic print or even a punchy pink sofa make for equally fitting additions to any Aquarian space. This glamorous hue works with pastels, brights and neutrals alike to deliver Aquarians a space that is as interesting and unique as they are.
(February 19- March 20)
Pisces are renowned for their selflessness and compassion. This water sign possess innate intuition and as result, are highly attune to their surroundings. If you are a Pisces, you act in with kindness and easily sympathize with others. Pisces, we appreciate your attention but we think it’s time to show some compassion for your distressed dining room, listless living room and crestfallen kitchen. Lucky for you, we found the hue to do just that!
Amethyst is another gemstone inspired hue that is completely saturating the design world in 2016. It works for Pisces because this purple is as soothing as it is pretty. If you want to elevate your space’s spirits, try incorporating this lilac hue in your life. Whether you match it with mocha browns or pale greys, this shade will add a touch of trendy sophistication to any space in your home. Designer Jennifer Dyer proves here that you can even layer varying shades of amethyst together for an ultra-stylish look. Our tip? Search around for ultra-luxe amethyst bedding, throw blankets or pillows to cultivate a space that is just as comforting as you are.
ARIES: Fire-Engine Red
(March 21- April 19)
Aries are known for their unwavering confidence, dynamic personality and unmatched enthusiasm. These fire signs are nature’s daredevils and they thrive in bold environments. This year, designers and homeowners alike are flocking to a hue that is both bold and beautiful—fire-engine red. If you’re an Aries, you are always itching to make a statement and this fiery hue is sure to deliver.
This bright take on a classic primary is perfect for you, Aries, because it is just as blaring as your personality. We love how designer Cecilia Dupire incorporates this vivacious hue as a surprising pop of color in an otherwise neutral space. Feeling extra spirited this year? Let fire-engine red completely steal the show as a focal point in your home. We say give into your impulsive nature, Aries. Paint the town (or at the very least, an accent wall) this fiery hue of red. We promise you won’t regret it.
(April 20- May 20)
Taureans are as reliable as a morning coffee, offering those around them an encouraging buzz to get through a long day. These earth signs are intrinsically grounded, find comfort in stability and aren’t known to steer far off course. If you are a classic Taurus, chances are you don’t think your home needs a fresh look at all. In fact, you’re probably perfectly happy with the living room you threw together circa 2007. Let us help you get out of your design rut and move you into the posh pallet of 2016.
Our suggestion? Take inspiration from your reliable and warm personality and you can’t go wrong. This year we are seeing a creamy, earthy brown emerge in homes that leave us feeling warm and fuzzy inside. This sophisticated shade works for you because it pairs it perfectly with the traditional decor you already have and brings your space up to speed with the latest trends. We can't get enough of the luxe-latte wallpaper designer Kristen Forgione selected for this space. Whether you emulate Kristen's look with creamy wallpaper or simply commit to a couple of accent pillows, latte brown is the color for you. Change is good for the soul, Taurus. Trust the experts!