Are there colors Millennials tend to gravitate to? Perhaps. There’s the undying Millennial pink, of course. But aside from that, The Cut mentions seafoam, ocher, lavender, and terracotta as Millennial darlings too.

As it turns out, Millennials prefer soft hues. The Cut writer Molly Fischer supposes: “All that time spent staring into a glowing screen makes the prospect of something gentle — something literally easier on the eye — enticing. The millennial palette is the opposite of glare; onscreen or off, it’s color softly veiled.”

On that note, we’ve chosen a few spaces that those who gravitate toward the Millennial aesthetic might like. Use these colors as inspiration for your space. Paint it not just on your walls but consider it for cabinets, doors, gates, furniture, and other areas of the home too. The only limit is your creativity!

Boysen Handpicked: Color Inspiration for the Millennial Pastel Lover | MyBoysen

We have to start with a room with a lot of the Millennial favorites in it. Pink and ocher are the first colors you may have noticed in this living room, from the throw pillows to the décor on the coffee table.

However, we love the use of seafoam green as a halfway-up wall paint color too! For maaliwalas lovers, it’s a good way to incorporate more color into a space without compromising on that airy and bright look you want to achieve.

Boysen Handpicked: Color Inspiration for the Millennial Pastel Lover | MyBoysen

You don’t have to go all out pastels. For a twist, try matching other more saturated colors into the mix. They will make great accents and bring more interest to the space. Eye-catching splashes of red add an element of fun to the family home above, for example.

We also like how the walls are in a neutral color but, at the same time, you can also see where spots around the house are painted in beautiful hues. The kitchen cabinets are in a buttery yellow and a sky-blue accent wall is seen to the right.

Boysen Handpicked: Color Inspiration for the Millennial Pastel Lover | MyBoysen

A Millennial palette and maximalist interior design style crossover? Why not. Though it’s not for everyone, there’s still lots of inspiration to take from this space. For one, it shows even though pastels are “soft” colors, they can still make a bold statement.

Next, this space is a good example of how your home design can include often overlooked spots. Look up and imagine your ceiling in a different color! You don’t just have to paint it white. Play around with the color of your trimmings too.

Get These Colors as Paint!

Like any of the colors above? You can have them all mixed as paint at Boysen Mix & Match stations! They’re located in many major hardware stores, home depots, and paint centers all over the country. Find a list of locations here.

Just make sure to see a swatch of your chosen hues in person as well. Colors can appear differently when viewed through a device.

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Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.

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