The One Color You Need in Your Home Based on Your Favorite City

Take design inspiration from your favorite travel destinations with these city-inspired colors and see how to incorporate them into your space.

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Austin - Cognac Brown

Home of SXSW, University of Texas at Austin, delicious food and so much more, it’s easy to love Austin. What says Texas more than brown leather?

Austin - Cognac Brown

Since Austin is just a little more than 100 miles from Waco, take design cues from Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines and incorporate leather in a timeless, sophisticated way. Cognac brown leather goes with almost anything and adds a touch of masculine style to any space.

Los Angeles - Sunshine Yellow

When thinking of Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign, movie stars and beach scenes like the Santa Monica Pier probably come to mind. The almost-year-round warm weather makes sunny yellow the perfect color to add to your home.

Los Angeles - Sunshine Yellow

Bring Los Angeles’ cool vibes to your home with a touch of this bright shade of yellow. For a playful space, consider adding yellow chairs or even pineapple wallpaper in your home.

Seattle - Light Gray

The Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the original Starbucks, Seattle Public Library, the Seahawks and easy access to national parks. What doesn’t Seattle have? Well, the sun, a good bit of the time. If the overcast weather doesn’t bother you and Seattle’s vibe fits your style, a light gray is the color you need in your home. 

Seattle - Light Gray

Gray, in a variety of shades, has grown in popularity as the neutral in interior design, in part because it goes with pretty much every commonly used color – black, white, navy, brown and the list goes on. Plus, it also pairs well with statement colors like blush, mauve, mustard yellow, green and more.

Philadelphia - Copper

If you love Philadelphia, take a little design inspiration from one of its most popular attractions - the Liberty Bell. Copper, which makes up about 70 percent of the bell, is an easy metallic to add to your home.

Philadelphia - Copper

Consider using copper for a light fixture or jewelry rack for a touch of metallic that you can easily change out if a different style catches your eye down the road. Or, if you want to go full force with copper, go for a statement kitchen backsplash like this one from HGTV Smart Home.

Denver - Leaf Green

If you love Denver, chances are you love being outdoors. With easy access to the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s four national parks, green space is aplenty in and around the Colorado capital.

Denver - Leaf Green

Since Pantone announced Greenery as its Color of the Year for 2017, we’ve seen several takes on this bright shade of green in interior design. Go for the bold by trying an accent wall or take a subtler approach by adding your favorite house plants to help bring the outdoors into your space.

San Francisco - Gold

With the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Silicon Valley, delicious food and plenty of outdoor activities to choose from, it’s easy to believe the motto “west coast, best coast” in San Francisco. If you love this city, add gold to your home. The California Gold Rush played a big role in the city’s beginnings, which the football team the San Francisco 49ers reflects. And let’s be honest, with the cost of living in San Francisco, you basically need to land on a gold mine to afford to live there…

San Francisco - Gold

Like most metallic colors, gold is very popular in interior design right now. An easy and on-trend way to incorporate gold into your space? Gold flatware.

Minneapolis - Lavender

Minneapolis, twin city to St. Paul, is known for its frigid winters, the Mall of America and music icon Prince. After Prince’s passing in 2016, fans journeyed to his Paisley Park estate to pay tribute to the singer of the award-winning album Purple Rain. The city’s football team also reps the color purple.

Minneapolis - Lavender

If you think purple is too bold for your design style, try a lighter shade like lavender. Lavender, the color (and the plant), adds a soothing touch to any room.

Phoenix - Burnt Orange

The desert landscape of Phoenix is breathtakingly beautiful. If you’ve ever seen a sunset in Phoenix or in nearby Sedona or Grand Canyon National Park, the colors are unforgettable. Burnt orange is the perfect hue to bring a touch of a Southwestern landscape into your space.

Phoenix - Burnt Orange

Burnt orange instantly warms up a room. Try the color on furniture like a desk to serve as a statement piece against neutral background.

New York City - Jet Black

With the best food, music and art, plus thriving businesses and prestigious universities, there’s not much New York City doesn’t have. Whether you’re in the banking industry or designer fashion, you probably have a go-to, all-black outfit (or several). Take inspiration from New Yorkers’ fashion and the iconic Manhattan skyline and add modern black elements to your home.

New York City - Jet Black

Black can feel like a scary choice on the wall, but it can actually make a space more intimate. This gorgeous bathroom uses the color brilliantly and turns it into a cool platform for crisp color contrasts like the white towels and pretty wood dresser.

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Washington DC - White

From the all of the monuments and historic buildings including The White House, if Washington, DC is your favorite city, white is the color you should have in your home.

Washington DC - White

Neutral and timeless, white never goes out of style. Go with an all-white room, but prevent the design from feeling boring or stale by adding lots of texture with a variety of materials. 

Atlanta - Fiery Red

Some people refer to the capital of Georgia as "Hotlanta" because of how hot it can get in the summer months. The Braves, Falcons and Hawks are all sports teams that call Atlanta home and wear the color red. If you love Atlanta, consider adding this fiery hue to your space.

Atlanta - Fiery Red

Don't be afraid of bold colors. A pop of red furniture brings balance to a cool-toned bedroom.

Charleston, S.C. - Navy

A truly Southern city, Charleston is a popular destination for good reason. With a booming food scene, charming architecture, historical sites and sandy beaches, there’s no shortage of things to do and see. Navy is the perfect color to reflect this Southern city.

Charleston, S.C. - Navy

Navy will add a touch of Charleston’s Southern prep vibe to your home. Plus, it pairs well with other coastal colors like pale blue and white.

Brooklyn - Black and White

No longer in the shadow of Manhattan, Brooklyn is a destination in and of itself. There’s nothing that fits the vibe of this hip borough quite like a historic brownstone filled with classic, yet modern black and white décor. Plus, for the basketball fans, these colors also rep the Brooklyn Nets.    

Brooklyn - Black and White

Incorporate black and white to your own space and take it to the next level, by using matte black elements. From the kitchen to the living room and everywhere in between, matte black fixtures and finishes are on the rise.

Miami - Pale Pink

Miami is known for its bustling nightlife and sandy beaches, but it’s also home to amazing Art Deco architecture. Cruise past Art Deco hotels and buildings and you’ll see plenty of pastels like mint green and pale pink.

Miami - Pale Pink

Fool yourself to think you’re at the beach no matter where you live by adding touches of pastel pink to your home. Light pink, often nicknamed “Millennial Pink”, is quite popular right now not only in design, but in fashion and art too.

Chicago - Clear

Located on Lake Michigan, the Windy City is the home of the Cubs, the famous Bean structure, Lollapalooza and so much more. Clear is a color, right? Clear like the wind, acrylic glass furniture and accessories provide simple and modern elegance. 

Chicago - Clear

If you live in a downtown apartment with limited square footage, using clear pieces will also serve as a small-space hack - clear furniture helps free up visual space, creating the illusion of a larger living area. Try a chair or coffee table.    

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