12 Colors and How To Use Them In Your Home

There are many colors to choose from when you’re wanting to decorate your home. There are literally about 10 million colors we can see, meaning there many options for your home. But instead of going over every imaginable color we can think of, let’s focus and talk about 12.

These colors are the basics of what you can find. Keep in mind that different hues can change the feeling of a color by a little bit, but the main idea stays the same. Here are the colors, their meanings, and how to use them.

Dark (Deep) Blue

This shade of blue is known to help with efficiency and thinking. It is a great color for offices, studies, or libraries. It helps to focus one’s thinking. It can cut through the clutter of your mind and give you laser focus. It is great to help you stay on track with work or other responsibilities.


The brightness of this color helps to make you feel confident. It speaks loudly and reduces any feelings of self-consciousness. Use this in a place, or room where you need to feel confident.

Light Purple

Reconnect with your spiritual side with this color. Use it to give you a fresh new perspective and to release those emotional issues you have kept inside. It’s great for living spaces and bedrooms.


The color of wealth. It is said that green will help you be more productive, thus leading to wealth. It is also the color of health or nature. Use this in rooms that you want to feel good, or healthy in. It is great for living spaces.

Light Blue

Is a peaceful color. It will make you feel at peace. Use it in a bedroom or other place where you want to relax and feel at peace.


This color is known to increase your focus and bring life into the room. Use this in a place you want to bring to life and where you may be working. It works great in a dining room or kitchen.

Bright Red

Similar to orange, bright red is known to increase self-confidence and to fortify you. It will help you feel confident and strong, but don’t overdo it because red goes a long way.


Is a way of showing that you take obligations seriously and will do what needs to be done. Use it to soften the mood in dining rooms or living spaces.


Has always been known as the color of love, and so it is inside your house as well. It will help you to be compassionate and open your heart toward others. Use it where you are interacting with people like in a family space.

Deep Red

This shade of red is known to awaken your passions. Use it in places where you need passion, but beware of using it in a kitchen because it is known to increase the likelihood of overeating.


This color inspires trust. It helps one feel like they can trust you and not be vulnerable. Use it in a space where you interact with people.


Is for those that want a feeling of eloquence and formality. It tells others that you are a straight forward thinking person and know how to make things happen. It can also give you a feeling of mysteriousness.

Remember that there are many different colors and each one can be used to help the overall feeling of your home. It doesn’t have to be in the form of paint, but could be something like a plate, picture frame, throw pillow, or rug. Every little piece of home decor adds or takes away from your home.