As we move into 2018, colors seem to be getting deeper and richer, taking 2017's soft pastels and giving them a moody, sophisticated makeover. Combined with plush materials like velvet, these hues are tapping into our more serious sides. If you want to jump on the trend, but aren't sure how to make it work, let the stars be your guide: Here are the best colors for each astrological sign.
Above: This teal-toned sitting room from Loupe Images, found via Bright Bazaar, nails the gem trend.
This fiery, passionate sign is often associated with red. For a 2018 spin, look for jewel-toned takes on the hue; think scarlet and ruby (like Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year Caliente). Pair the sophisticated new paint job with some stately dog portraits, like those pictured above from My Domaine.
This grounded sign is full of earth energy, giving it natural green vibes. To deepen the hue, turn to emerald on everything from lush velvet bedding to gorgeous sofas. The dreamy bedding above was captured by Jonas Ingerstedt and found via sfgirlbybay.
Often associated with both yellow and green, the ever-adaptable, sociable Gemini should pick a blend of both and go for citrine-inspired hues (Gen Z Yellow, anyone?). Add a single burst of the color on a throw pillow, or follow Bill and Richard's example above and put it on the walls, sofa, drapes and rug. More is more, people!
This deep, intuitive and sentimental star sign is definitely ready to get down with some jewel tones. Look for amethyst-inspired hues, like the pretty purple walls above from Elle Decoration.
This radiant, sunny sign deserves to bask in golden interiors. No Leo's abode is complete without an amber sofa, like the plush one above from Studio Ko.
Lush blue-based greens are the perfect balance between Virgo's earth-based energy and calm nature. Anthropologie hones in on this sign's ideal paint color in the bedroom above.
This sign is full of fresh energy, making it a match for jade green interiors, like the tablescape above, shot by Johnny Miller for Martha Stewart.
Extreme, moody and passionate—Scorpio's intense feelings are sure to escalate in a ruby red room, such as the one above photographed by Adrian Briscoe for Ideal Home.
Much like Cancer, rich gem-toned purple interiors align with the archer's vibrancy, optimism and sense of freedom. The plush hue, as demonstrated by Domino above, is also undeniably royal, making it a fitting color for the queen of all star signs (my unbiased opinion).
Inky sapphire interiors, like the room above shot by Debbie Treloar and featured on Decor8, fit with Capricorn's stable, trustworthy nature. Taking risks isn't your favorite thing, so ease yourself in with some deep blue accents.
This year, the water bearer should go deep-sea with rich takes on aquamarine. Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue, shown in the living room above, is a deep and grounded blue, matching this sign's intellectual and altruistic nature.
Gem-toned sea greens match the deep emotional waters this star sign often swims in. Perceptive and sensitive, Pisces deserves to live in a space that gets how they're feeling. The interior above was shot by R. Brad Knipstein and highlighted on Desire to Inspire.
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Re-edited from a post that originally appeared 1.7.2017. - AH