by KATIE HOLDEFEHR
As we move into 2019, we’re ready for colors to get deeper and richer, taking 2018’s go-to shades (think: millennial pink and the ever-ubiquitous white) and giving them a jewel- and gemstone-inspired 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.
This fiery, passionate sign is often associated with red. For a 2019 spin, look for jewel-toned takes on the hue; think scarlet and ruby with a sleek finish. This kitchen tempers the bold cabinets by keeping everything else black and white.
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 like the small-space friendly version above.
Often associated with both yellow and green, the ever-adaptable, sociable Gemini should pick a blend of both and go for a yellow-tinged lime, similar to what you see in peridot gems. Add an extra burst of color with a similarly bold sofa and end table, and tie it all together with a geometric rug. More is more, people!
This deep, intuitive, and sentimental star sign is definitely ready to get down with some unexpected tones. Look for amethyst-inspired hues, like the pretty purple dining room above.
This radiant, sunny sign deserves to bask in golden interiors. No Leo’s abode is complete without plenty of gilded details. If investing in gold kitchen cabinets is out of reach, start small with gold flatware or decorative accents.
Lush blue-greens are the perfect balance between Virgo’s earth-based energy and calm nature. This sign’s ideal paint color takes center stage in the living room above, but doesn’t overwhelm the space.
This sign is full of fresh energy, making it a great match for jade green interiors, like the statement wall above. The white and gray furniture balances out the eye-catching shade.
Extreme, moody and passionate—Scorpio’s intense feelings are sure to escalate in a ruby-inspired room. Finding a shade that leans slightly raspberry, instead of fire-engine, will keep the bold color from feeling too severe.
A rich, topaz-toned yellow pillow paired with an amethyst-inspired sofa align with the archer’s vibrancy, optimism, and sense of freedom. The plush hues are two of the lighter jewel tones, so pairing them together doesn’t veer into “too much” territory.
Inky sapphire interiors, like the masculine bedroom above, fit with Capricorn’s stable, trustworthy nature. Taking risks isn’t your favorite thing, so ease yourself in with this easy-to-use deep blue.
This year, the water bearer should take inspiration from the sea and embrace rich takes on aquamarine. The color is a deep and grounded greenish blue, which matches this sign’s intellectual and altruistic nature.
Gem-toned sea greens complement the deep emotional waters this water sign often swims in. Perceptive and sensitive, Pisces deserves to live in a space that reflects those traits.