Even if you think horoscopes are bologna, it can be a great way to help narrow down a color for your bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or whatever you may be painting next! Horoscopes are tied to certain characteristics and moods – colors are too! You don’t have to stick to your astrological sign but browse through and pick which mood, which attributes, you want to bring to your home.
Aquarius: The Water Bearer (Jan. 20- Feb. 18)
Aquarius is a winter sign that originates from the Greek myth of the young Ganymede who, chosen by Zeus, becomes the cupbearer to the gods. This is a creative sign, represented by life-giving and form-shifting water. Additionally, Aquarius tends to be philanthropic and eager to build community, often around shared ideals and always in creative ways. Aquarius thinks outside the box.
Think way outside the box with the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet is an out-of-this-world cosmic purple that inspire creativity and innovation. There is no limit with Ultra Violet.
Pisces: The Fish (Feb. 19-March 20)
The Greek myth behind the Pisces symbol is connected to Aphrodite, the goddess of love, which influences all those born under this sign. In the story, Aphrodite and her son Eros (also known as Cupid), turned into fish in order to avoid the monster Typhon. The astrological sign of the two fish, connected by a cord and swimming in opposite directions, symbolize emotion, intuition, imagination, escapism, romance, and impressionism.
To bring the Pisces spirit to your home, combine the romantic and ocean-inspired elements with a monochromatic color scheme like this dreamy room from Behr.
Aries: The Ram (March 21-Apr. 19)
Aries is the first astrological sign, making those born under Aries leaders. Represented by the ram, Aries is also one of the three fire signs of the astrological calendar. Aries can be stubborn and headstrong but this also means that they are less inclined to follow fads and opt for classic colors.
Be a headstrong Aries and stand by a classic color that has been reinvigorated by Farrow & Ball. Beige is not demonized in this updated color, Jitney. True Aries folks stick by tried-and-true colors like this one.
Taurus: The Bull (Apr 20-May 20)
The Bull of Heaven was first named by the ancient Mesopotamians because it coincided with the vernal equinox. Cults to sacred bulls arose during the Age of Taurus in the 4th and 5th centuries BCE. Taurus folks are either content and steady or plowing ahead at full steam. This sign represents steady, constructive work toward realizing a final goal.
Taurus folks should opt for any shade of blue that sparks joy for them. Blue is a proven color that boosts productivity which is perfect for a Taurus focused on accomplishment.
Gemini: The Twins (May 21-Jun 20)
Drawn from the Greek myth of twins who share immortality, Gemini circulate energy in a frenetic way. Because it is based on the twins who give this sign its name, Gemini are by nature charismatic, communicative social people who enjoy being with others. Gemini are chatty people!
Gemini folks! Focus on creating an open, bubbly environment to welcome more friends and family and to engender better conversations and longer dinner parties! Get inspired by this bright kitchen re-do from Dunn-Edward Paints as the perfect way to bring people together.
Cancer: The Crab (June 21-July 22)
Folks born under the Cancer sign have the rare ability to make their homes wherever they go because, like the crab carrying its shell, these people carry their homes (metaphorically and literally!) with them. They may seem hard on the outside but once given some time, the Cancer sign reveals its vulnerable side.
To channel the Cancer spirit choose a color with a double-edge, both tough and vulnerable. This Farrow & Ball color, Sulking Room Pink, is the perfect example. The name comes from the origin of a lady’s boudoir, “bouder” which means “to sulk”. Both the delicate pink and the mysterious connotations of the word boudoir make this the perfect color for Cancer.
Leo: The Lion (July 23-Aug 22)
Like the lion, Leos are proud and fierce people, willing and eager to share their opinions and to defend their friends. Leos are all about their wild emotions which can translate to bright, bold colors.
Be brave like a Leo in choosing your home colors! Caliente by Benjamin Moore is a bold, outrageous and personality-filled color that will really make a statement in a brave Leo home.
Virgo: The Virgin (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
Virgos are associated with young maidens and a time of fertility and harvest. Virgos are rule-abiding and love organization – systematizing things brings out the beauty! Virgos would choose an uncomplicated, clean and orderly color scheme.
To choose your Virgo-inspired color-palette, opt for life-giving yellows and golds that are reminiscent of the golden-light in the harvest month of October.
Libra: The Scales (Sep 23-Oct 22)
Libra, represented by the celestial scales, is all about being balanced and finding harmony. Colors chosen by Libra would be well-coordinated and balanced. Color-blocking, with both its symmetrical and color coordination would be a great idea for a Libra-inspired home.
The trick to choosing colors for color-blocking is to balance both bold and neutral shades. This Homepolish home is definitely a Libra haven with this perfect combination of seafoam blue and white.
Scorpio: The Scorpion (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Scorpios are mysterious and unknown. The scorpion is a tricky and not-widely-seen creature which gives its nature to Scorpios. Behind the hidden façade, the Scorpio is courageous and unique. Scorpio colors would be bold, brave and unique colors, not likely to be found in other homes.
For a Scorpio mood, opt for one of the new Farrow & Ball colors. These brand-new colors were revealed in the last-half of 2018. Choosing one of these newborn colors ensures that you’ll be a total trailblazer. Preference Red and Treron are two absolutely unique colors that resist classification.
Sagittarius: The Archer (Nov. 22-Dec 21)
Sagittarius is the half-man half-horse centaur of ancient mythology who is also a learned healer. Because Sagittarius “always hits the mark” this sign is also associated with fortune-telling and the power of prophecy – historically it was understood that seers and prophets were born under this sign.
Translate the prophetic powers of Sagittarius by choosing one of the 2019 Color Predictions for your home. Benjamin Moore Metropolitan and PPG Night Watch offer two different but both equally up-and-coming colors, one pastel and one bold.
Capricorn: The Goat (Dec 22-Jan 19)
The celestial Goat is stubborn and goal-oriented. Capricorn is a strong symbol with an iron-will that is determined to reach its goals and finish what it started. Capricorns should consider finding an equally stubborn color, one that sticks around and finds success.
Grey is a color that’s gotten a lot of flak in the past (no one looks forward to a grey day!) but in the past couple years its patience and sheer tenacity has paid off as grey has become a go-to neutral. Partially thanks to the upsurge in Nordic minimalism, grey has enjoyed a resurgence that is not just a trend but rather the result of years of hard-work.