The way we choose to decorate our home says a lot about our personality—that’s why we find such enjoyment and take such pride in carefully make it just the way we want it to be. One way to express ourselves is through the colors we choose, in things wall colors, furniture, and accessories.
So, what do your rooms say about you? Here are several of the more popular color schemes, the personality types they often indicate, and how they can be used in your own home:
Nature tones (blues, greens, browns) – You are most likely down-to-earth and easy-going. You like to keep things simple and prefer tranquility over too much drama. Nature tones help to create a place where you can feel comfortable and relaxed.
Vibrant colors – Whether it’s hot pink and lime green or bursts of primary colors, a vibrant color scheme indicates someone who’s fun, spontaneous, bold, and not afraid of taking chances. If you don’t take your home too seriously, but instead want it to be a place that inspires and invigorates, this is a great way to go.
Reds – Red-lovers are often passionate, daring, and action-oriented. Reds are great if you want your home to make a statement and have a bit of drama to it. A surprising and bold touch for dining rooms (keeps things modern) and bedrooms (oo la la!).
Yellows – Yellow automatically evokes a sense of cheer and optimism and can make your home more vibrant and happy. It’s a nice, refreshing pop of color in small spaces like hallways and is great kitchens, the first place many of us go in the morning. (That bright yellow backsplash will wake you up just as much as that cup of coffee!)
Greens – If you’re drawn towards green, you are probably grounded and logical—but not overly logical. You seek balance and stability and want your home to be a place to unwind. Perfect for studies (choose a deep sage green) or spa bathrooms (go for cooler, more pastel colors).
Blues – People who love the color blue are often compassionate, creative, idealistic, and dedicated. If you want your home to be soothing and tranquil, choose a sky blue (a calming bedroom color); if you’re more the conservative type, nothing says tradition and poise like a great navy blue.
Purples – Often seen as the color of royalty, purple indicates that you like things that are luxurious, dramatic, and very individual. A deep purple would look great in a diva’s jewel-toned bathroom, while a softer lavender color can create a delicate and charming guest bedroom.
Kelly Gurnett is a writer for QuickQuid, a short term loans lender that provides online services to customers all across the United Kingdom. She also runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits, where she documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that don’t matter and focus more on the things that do.