You can find inspirations for color schemes everywhere. Last time, I wrote about birthstone-inspired Boysen colors. But, did you know that there are also flowers associated with your birth month? Yes, that’s right! Let’s talk about color inspirations straight from your birth flower. Most likely, we’ll still be stuck in our homes for the next few months. Instead of going outside for some much needed nature time, let’s bring it indoors. Below, we’ll be tackling 12 different house paint ideas, one for each month!
Birth Flower-Inspired House Paint Ideas
Carnation for January
Carnations are a popular choice for special events such as weddings. Rightfully so since it represents love and admiration. It comes in beautiful shades of white, pink, purple, yellow, or red. Here, we chose a lovely pastel pink hue as your designated house paint idea.
Primrose for February
In the language of flowers, primrose symbolizes youth or young love. With this, it’s the perfect paint color for newlywed couples. It comes in a multitude of colors like January’s carnation. We chose a rich purple hue as the color inspiration for your bedroom.
Daffodil for March
Daffodils are the quintessential golden yellow flowers. It represents new beginnings and prosperity. If you’re just moving into a new home, wouldn’t this be the perfect hue? This energizing yellow is great for open spaces like living rooms.
Sweet Pea for April
If the sweet pea sounds familiar to you, either you play a lot of Stardew Valley like me or you’ve probably purchased a sweet pea scented fragrance. It’s extremely popular for its lovely scent and its equally lovely colors. Here, we chose a soft pink hue as your main house paint idea.
Lily of the Valley for May
Looks familiar? If you joined the Animal Crossing frenzy, this is the flower that grows on your island once you reach a 5-star rating! Aside from that very important fact, the lily of the valley represents purity, sweetness, and motherhood. It comes in a serene white hue, perfect for baby or toddler rooms.
Rose for June
This birth flower has an assortment of colors from white, red, pink, yellow, and even blue (go Ateneo!). But for your birth flower color inspiration, we picked a vibrant orange hue. Orange roses represent enthusiasm and passion. If you have a home office or workshop, this is the hue for you.
Water Lily for July
As you can probably tell from its name, water lilies are often seen in ponds or lakes, usually in temple grounds. White, red, and pink, and purple water lilies sprout from rounded leaves floating on top of water. Take some inspiration from the lilac water lily for your master bathroom.
Poppy for August
Poppies are adorable little red flowers with a black center. Though its meaning can vary from culture to culture, it can represent restful sleep and recovery. Tossing and turning at night? Maybe it’s time to paint your bedroom with a relaxing shade of red.
Aster for September
Aster get its name from a Greek word that means “star” as its blooms look much like one. Asters are more popularly recognized in purple. Purple asters symbolize wisdom,. It’s calming purple hue makes it a great choice for study areas or libraries.
Marigold for October
Marigolds bloom with deep, golden yellow flowers. As a birth flower, it can inspire creativity in your work or craft. Paint your work space with a warm hues of Marigold to reap the full benefits of this invigorating shade.
Chrysanthemum for November
The chrysanthemum is a very important flower in Chinese culture. It’s a symbol of longevity and vitality because of all its health benefits. The flower can be made into wine, but more popularly, as hot tea. The most well known variety of Chrysanthemum comes in yellow.
Holly for December
Nope, it’s not the poinsettia. The birth flower of December is the holly! The holly plant does produce flowers but it’s more well known for its red, gem-like berries that grow in clusters. Here in the Philippines, you’ve probably seen one in plastic, Christmas decor form. Keep the festive feels going past December by painting your kitchen a bright red!
Flowering plants might not be as popular as leafy indoor plants in today trends. But, we can always use a touch of color from time to time. I hope that you can use these birth flower color inspirations in your next repainting project! We chose these colors from the Boysen Color Palette fandeck, which can be mixed into Permacoat Latex Semi-Gloss paints! Can’t get enough of this flower power? Take this quiz!