How To Add A Feminine Touch To Your Home With New Paint Colors

Find hues that make you feel fabulous and confident in your personal style. 

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‘Soulful Spaces With Erica Dike’ is BrownStyle Magazine’s new lifestyle column designed to help you transform your home into a space that feeds your soul.

Color is more than just paint on a wall— it’s a language of self-expression! As an interior designer, I highly recommend taking your time when choosing colors to paint your home. The goal? To find hues that make you feel fabulous and confident in your personal style. 

It’s Spring, and there’s no better time than now to refresh your home by embracing palettes that speak to your spirit, ignite your senses, and make you feel like the goddess you are. Below, see my professional recommendations for creating a feminine palette you love in your home. 

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Getting Started With Self-Reflection

Looking to refresh your space with colors that empower your femininity? Then consider stepping away from beiges and predictable pastels in exchange for bright colors that fuel your confidence and allow you to be your most radiant self. 

Before exploring color palettes, it’s important to define what makes you feel feminine. (Remember, femininity isn’t confined to pinks and lavenders!)

This step is all about discovering your color personality and finding palettes that speak to your soul. To help you get started, pinpoint colors that you love in both nature and your closet. This will help you find a palette that fits your vibe. 

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Find Inspiration In Unique Color Palettes 

Color is more than just aesthetics. It can uplift your mood, boost creativity, and even spark romance. 

Below, I listed several profiles to consider before shopping for paint. Keep in mind, that no palette is set in stone. Instead, think of them as inspiration for you to tweak, layer, and add personal touches. 

  • The Earthy Goddess: If you describe yourself as grounded and sensual, then you will love this palette that embraces rich browns, terracotta tones, and pops of emerald green. This style echos the earth, so think chocolate browns, burnt oranges, and deep emeralds. These colors are particularly perfect for a living room or dining area.
  • The Wildflower: Are you a playful free spirit? Then consider adding vibrant pinks, yellows, and greens into your home. Think coral, sunshine yellow, and mint green— perfect for a home office or creative space.
  • The Serene Oasis: If you find peace in calming colors, then you will love the tranquil and relaxing effects of soothing blues, greens, and grays, inspired by the ocean and sky. Think sky blue, sage green, and dove gray – ideal for a bedroom or meditation room.
  • The Artful Muse: If you consider yourself bold and expressive, then let’s get colorful! This palette mixes unexpected colors like fuchsia, teal, and mustard yellow. Think jewel tones and abstract art. It’s all about creating a mood that showcases your artsy side. 

Make It Your Own

Remember, these are just starting points! Don’t be afraid to tweak, layer, and add personal touches. Choose a palette that speaks to your soul and don’t be afraid to experiment. Happy painting!

Erica Dike is the Principal Interior Designer of Erica of Ooh Designs based in Houston, TX. Formerly decoding data at NASA as a Business Analyst and Systems Engineer, Erica now transforms spaces with a gravitational pull toward fabulousness. Her boutique firm is where data-driven design takes short-term rentals and homes to astronomical levels of chic!