If you’re thinking of giving your living space a fresh look for the year of the monkey but are short on ideas, why not adorn your home with your lucky colours? Start 2016 on an auspicious note by consulting Nippon Paint Colour Advisor Grand Master Hillary Phang’s guide to shades that will not only brighten up your home but also reflect prosperity for your zodiac sign.
Yellow is the colour of wealth for those born in the year of the rat, while blue is the colour to avoid. Shades such as Nippon Paint’s Buttercup Bouquet and Softly Lit are recommended; the former adds a pop of colour to your home, while the latter easily complements furniture and home accessories.
The ox would do well to incorporate pinks and purples into his home for familial harmony, with lilac in particular a lucky colour for the bedroom and living room. Pink Floss and Royal Mist are good examples of auspicious colours for your home.
Those born in the year of the tiger would do well to dress their bedroom in any shade of blue, such as Cerulean, for luck in the romance department. When it comes to wealth, red for the living room is recommended for the positive energy it represents. Sashay Red is a good choice for this purpose.
Soft, muted tones bode well for the rabbits among us, with the colour grey specifically said to bring luck to your household. Colours such as White Concrete and Weatherbell for your dining area and living room can serve as a simple, effective backdrop for the rest of your décor.
The mighty dragon can boost his luck this year with white and silver; the former to deflect negative energies and the latter to improve his love life. Colours like Steel Pot for the dining area and Granite Rock for the bedroom are recommended.
Earth tones of brown and green spell good fortune for the snake in 2016. A shade of green, such as Calm Spirit, for your study can create a relaxing environment in which to work. Your bedroom, on the other hand, would benefit from a brown shade such as Natural Cedar.
Like the snake, the horse’s lucky colour in the year of the monkey is brown. He is also advised to avoid blue, black and grey. Those born in the year of the horse can use colours like Birch Patina and Old Boots, especially in bedrooms.
Citrusy colours like yellow and orange are auspicious for the goat in 2016. Invest in orange-coloured furniture to up your stakes in the romance game; shades like Creamy White and Monet’s Purple will brighten your mood, calm your nerves and create a relaxed, harmonious home atmosphere.
This is your year, and your lucky colour is — believe it or not — black. This is especially so in the wealth department. Try shades like Gray Ashes in the bedroom and Black Night in the living room for an unconventionally auspicious start to the new year.
Those born in the year of the rooster will benefit from a mix of cool (silver or grey) and warm (gold or yellow) shades. A colour like Swan Wing would make the living room look more spacious, while Sassy Yellow works well for the bedroom.
Pastel colours have all the luck for the dog this year, particularly blue and yellow, as they are calming shades that symbolise confidence and positive energy. For the living room, try a hue like
Laid Back, and for the bedroom, Circus Top.
For those born in the year of the pig, 2016 is the year to go green. Turquoise and pastel shades are unique and refreshing: a colour like Nice Mint works well for the bedroom, while Paradise Waters would look lovely outside of it.
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