The Color You Should Paint Your Living Room, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Ready to refresh your living room? We consulted an astrologer about your perfect paint color.
Want to give your living room a refresh but keep finding yourself staring at the walls while holding stacks of paint samples? You're not alone! Of all the rooms in your home, this is probably where you spend the most time (while awake, anyway), so it's an important decision. It can be tempting to make your color selection based on what's trending on Instagram, but you'll be much happier in the long run choosing a hue that speaks to you on a personal level. That's why we asked Best Life's resident astrologer to share her thoughts on what color each zodiac sign should paint their living room. Keep scrolling to see if you'll fare best with moody gray or soothing lavender walls.
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Lauren Ash is a celebrity astrologer and lifestyle writer. She writes weekly columns for Best Life and Glam, and hosts the weekly astrology and pop culture podcast Birth Chart Pls. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.
Spontaneous and fun-loving, Aries likes to take risks. When others cast doubt on your abilities, you take it as a challenge to prove them wrong. And your endless amounts of energy and focus are what make you successful in these endeavors.
But when it's time to rest and recharge, nothing feels cozier to you than the color red. Not only is it symbolic of your passionate and fiery personality, but it's also your power color, meaning it helps you feel calm and grounded. And while any shade of red will do, a dark maroon is set to make a comeback in the design world—the perfect choice for a trendsetter like you.
Taurus: Moss Green
Ruled by Venus, the planet of romance and beauty, Tauruses are very particular when it comes to matters of personal style and taste. Rather than follow a trend, you're comfortable sticking with what you know works for you.
As an earth sign, you share a connection with nature that you want to bring indoors–so opt for moss-green walls that'll make your living room feel like a moody moonlit forest. Green represents abundance, luck, and prosperity, which aligns with Taurus' indulgent nature. Plus, it's your power color, so it'll help you feel settled and focused.
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Geminis are outgoing, bubbly, and spontaneous. While others are stuck in their ways, you're always pushing yourself to try new things and explore the world. You're not afraid of changing your mind (or changing it again!), and you don't let the small stuff get you down.
Your ideal room color needs to reflect your own sunny and cheerful aura, which is why you should reach for a warm yellow can of paint. This bright color might seem like a bit much, but you're just the type of person to take that risk (and pull it off).
Cancer: Blush Pink
There's no place like home for you, Cancer. As the sign that spends most of your time tending to the emotional needs of others, you need your alone time more than anyone. And you prefer to spend it relaxing on the couch.
You could truly care less about design trends; your top priority is curating the perfect cozy and serene aesthetic. We recommend going for a blush pink paint to infuse your living room with some self-love vibes. This romantic and dreamy color is sure to speak to your sensitive soul and remind you that it's okay to put yourself first sometimes.
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Leos are known for their warm-hearted nature and positive energy that others find contagious. Something about the way you carry yourself and command attention leaves people hanging on your every word. You're doing your own thing and don't care who's watching (actually, the bigger the audience, the better).
You could make any color look amazing, but a vivid purple embodies your regal side. As the sign of the lion, you view your home as your kingdom, and this deep jewel tone is sure to spice up your personal style and make a serious statement.
Virgos aren't exactly known for their flash and flair; you prefer flying under the radar. Meticulous and pragmatic, you have excellent self-control and like to make informed decisions that are based on careful consideration, not impulse. And when it comes to making design choices, you're less concerned with style and more focused on getting your money's worth.
Sure, beige walls might seem boring, but this versatile and timeless color gives you the option to change your furniture and decor as many times as you like. After all, you know a thing or two about working smarter and not harder.
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Libra has a reputation for being the fair and balanced mediator of the zodiac, but as the sign ruled by glamorous Venus, it's equally important for you to always look your best—and your home is no exception to that rule.
Though some might assume pink would be the best paint color for your living room, we suggest something a bit more unexpected, like warm gold. It's a perfect match for your airs of beauty, charm, elegance, and sophistication. And it will help remind you that investing in yourself will have great payouts.
You're a passionate person, Scorpio. Although you keep a cool demeanor on the surface, you find yourself deeply moved by your emotions. Sometimes it can feel like nobody really understands you. And that's likely because Scorpio is co-ruled by Mars and Pluto, the two most intense planets in astrology.
Rather than fight against your dark and mysterious side, embrace it and paint your walls a commanding black. Like you, it's bold, but it also provides a blank slate to add personalized touches (and, dare we say, colorful accents).
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Sagittarians aren't known to stay in one place for very long. The stereotype says your only priority is traveling the world, but when you find yourself very fond of a place or a person, you won't think twice about putting down roots. And when you do, it's important to feel like you have the freedom to express yourself fully.
Sagittarius energy can be high-energy and intense, so you're not afraid to make outrageous design choices—like an orange living room. The color represents positivity and determination, important sentiments as you embrace any new chapter in life.
Capricorn: Charcoal Gray
Hard-working and critical, you have a disciplined personality that allows you to see the bigger picture of any decision at hand. This is what makes you a natural leader, but it's also why you're more reserved in your choices. But you're fine with that; you don't allow anyone's criticisms or opinions to influence the direction you're going in life.
So, as a lover of the classics, the ideal paint color for you is a timeless charcoal gray that can complement any design style or aesthetic. Not to mention, this serious and studious color will help set the mood for getting some work done.
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There's something about the way you see the world that's unlike anyone else, and others admire your ability to think outside the box. But there's a deeply sensitive side to your personality that few get to see. As the water bearer of the zodiac and the humanitarian of the signs, you feel the weight of injustice more than anyone (even if you don't show it).
It's important for your home to act as a relaxing and restorative space for you to unwind after a day of fighting for the underdog. Lavender is a soothing color that will lull you into a zen-like state.
Pisces are sweet and sentimental, so expressing yourself through your appearance or home decor is very important to you. You follow your intuition over popular opinion or conventional wisdom, so you don't care if the paint color you choose "falls out of trend" in a few years. In fact, your artistic side doesn't mind taking on a new home renovation project.
The most important thing for you is creating a space that feels like a world all its own. Teal is a tranquil color that promotes peace, serenity, and inner harmony. You'll find it easier than ever to slip into a daydream while surrounded by this hue.