Few decisions have a greater impact on the look and feel of a room than paint color. According to color psychologists, there is a science behind choosing the perfect shade. A fiery crimson feature wall can evoke passion, bursts of forest green inspire creativity, and soothing French blue can prompt guests to feel calm as soon as they enter the room.
Given that we spend our lives within the four walls of our home, paint color is a crucial decision to get right. Opt for a hue that's too light, and a feature wall can look washed out; mistakenly choose a shade that's too dark, and your small space could look cluttered and cramped.
To take the guesswork and fatigue out of choosing the perfect paint color, we turned to MyDomaine's resident astrologer, Amelia Quint. Rather than aimlessly wander expansive aisles of paint swatches, we asked her to name the ultimate shade to suit your sign. After all, our home should be a reflection of our personality and style, and the zodiac offers a ton of insight.
From rich chocolate and burgundy to creamy vanilla and French blue, these expert-chosen shades are your perfect personality match.
"As the fiery first sign of the zodiac, Aries is traditionally partnered with red. It's their good luck charm," says Quint. "Still, Aries people have a lot of energy, and a bright, fire-engine hue might send them over the top. Choose a surprising yet warm option like rust, a muted take on their passionate sensibilities."
"Gemini is associated with yellow, which can be a tough color to get right, but a vivacious lemon that captures their personality and stimulates their intellect is a perfect match. Just make sure it's not too loud, as Gemini can be sensitive to stimuli in their environment," says Quint.
"As the most comforting sign in the zodiac, Cancer loves a color that doesn't is as gentle and sweet as they are," says Quint. "Vanilla is a natural choice, as it adds warmth while keeping the palette simple. Decorate with soft textures like fur and feathers for best results."
"If any sign can pull off a bold color, it's Leo," says Quint. "They're radiant in crimson, the kind you see in Chinese glaze or ripe tomatoes. For added emphasis, use this color in a room where you'll be entertaining—the Leo’s favorite pastime."
"There's nothing quite as calming as a French blue, and there's no sign that could use a little stress relief more than Virgo. They're always honed in on details and the needs of others, but in the home, a calming shade does wonders. Look to Marie Antoinette for inspiration."
"Libra is the aristocrat of the zodiac, so a color with weight suits them. Royal blue, navy, and indigo all accentuate their graceful demeanor. Libras have a natural sense of harmony within the home, and some have a gift for feng shui, so perhaps we should let them choose their own shade!" says Quint.
"Mysterious Scorpio is most often assigned black and blood red, but in the home, forest green both soothes their restless spirit and opens up a world of fantasy," says Quint. "What lies in the dark wood? Let a Scorpio daydream for a while, and they'll have an answer in no time."
"Sagittarius adores travel and sometimes feels like a stranger in their own home," says Quint. "Make them feel more comfortable by pulling in hues they've seen on the road, like merlot and burgundy. Plus, these colors will be a great conversation starter at the dinner parties they're sure to host once the paint dries!"
"It's no secret that Capricorn can be something of a workaholic and prefers classic style over trends," says Quint. "Give them a small guilty pleasure with a chocolate shade. It's a neutral, so it's a safe bet, and it feels sumptuous enough to make even the most rigid Capricorn loosen up a little."
"Aquarius is the futurist of the zodiac, so appeal to their hyper-modern sensibilities with a silver gray. It's a great canvas for the eclectic décor they favor, and it mimics the nonchalant attitude with which they approach everything, from style to relationships," says Quint. "If you need inspiration, think titanium."
"Pisces is a mystic at heart and can have difficulty relating to the drab four walls in which their soul has to dwell," says Quint. "Elevate their living space with an ethereal shade like amethyst. It's a match made in heaven: Violet is said to enhance dreaming, which is Pisces's specialty!"