26 June, 2021

The Five Happiest Interior Colors to Use in Your Home – According to LiLu Interiors

The Five Happiest Interior Colors to Use in Your Home

There is a lot of words to describe how your home should make you feel. Calm, content, safe, excited, surprised, delighted, relaxed - to name a few. But all of these words can be encompassed into one main idea: happiness. At Lilu Interiors, we believe your home should be your happy place. And the right colors are a huge part of that happy place. This week, we've put together a guide to the five happiest interior colors to use in your home. Read on to discover your new favorite!

Yellow - The Five Happiest Interior Colors to Use in Your Home

Vincent Van Gogh - whose utilization of color has landed him in the history books - said of yellow, "How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun". We agree! Our first happiest interior color is yellow.
According to color psychology, yellow envokes feelings of warmth because, like Van Gogh so eloquently stated, it stands for the sun. In a similar vein, yellow creates a feeling of energy and brightness - perfect for your at-home happy place.
If used incorrectly, yellow can be too intense, abrasive, or lead to visual fatigue. But, with the perfect shades and amount of yellow in your room, the good vibes will be elevated to the level of sunflower fields and lemonade.


If the sun is not yellow, it is orange! Orange can be a strong color, bright, beautiful pop of color that will instantly enhance your home's happiness factor.
Interestingly, the color orange has a different significance to different cultures. Like purple, in some countries, the color orange is associated with royalty. The color orange is also associated with spirituality for some people. According to a Very Well Mind reader, "the color orange makes me think of spirituality and compassion. I find that meditation is helped when I am close to orange objects". Another reader said, " It is bright and cheerful and also makes me think of love, in all its manifestations. I think of the Dali Lama, in his bright orange robes, radiating goodness and peace".
According to color psychology, the color orange leads to feelings of happiness, enthusiasm, attention, and energy. So whether you are looking to enhance your mediation practice, or create a room that gives you the feeling of love, orange is perfect for your happiest interior colors.


The color pink has many different associations for different people. But for most, a beautiful, pale shade of pink is a calming, soft shade that adds a bit of a smile to any room.
According to color psychology, pink most often creates feelings of kindness, romance, nurturing, and calmness. Pink can be a warm hug in your happiness safe haven, but it can also be bright, vibrant, and stimulating if you go with a brighter shade.
Whatever shade you're partial to, using pink as an accent color in your home, maybe with a throw pillow or a vase, can surely add happiness to your space.


For this color, we are imagining a day at the beach. In your world of happiest interior colors, you have yellow and orange for the bright sun shining on the beach full of smiling faces, but you have to have aqua to stand for the clean, clear, perfect water that you can't wait to dive into.
Aqua is a fun, underrated color that can add a beachy vibe to your home, and who doesn't love a day at the beach?
If you want living in your home each day to be a bright, bold, beautiful experience, aqua might be your perfect happiest interior color! You could use this color in a kitchen backsplash, or on an accent piece of furniture.


This gorgeous shade of purple has recently become very popular, and it's one of my favorite happy colors. Lilac is the perfect balance between calmness and joyfulness, which is why I saved it for the last on our list of happiest interior colors.
Purple in general creates a feeling of happiness and intrigue in most people, and this is because the color purple only very rarely occurs in nature. Because of its uncommon occurrence, purple fabrics used to be so expensive that only royalty could afford them. Thanks to science, now anyone can use lilac in their homes or clothing, but the color still gives our brains a rush of happiness because we don't see it every day just walking through the world. I know I smiled when I saw the lilac bushes blooming this spring!
This rare color is perfect for your home!

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Comments on The Five Happiest Interior Colors to Use in Your Home – According to LiLu Interiors
  1. Linda Merrill says:

    Beautiful colors Lisa! I particularly love the lavender palette! A combination of happy and soothing!!

  2. Janet Lorusso says:

    Love this – and all of these colors are great ways to spread joy, but aqua is my personal favorite!

  3. Mary Ann Benoit says:

    Aqua and lilac definitely make me happy!

  4. Carla Aston says:

    You do these happy colors so well! Love that children’s art wall!

  5. Sheri Bruneau says:

    I felt so happy just reading this and seeing your gorgeous pictures to illustrate the words. I’m a huge fan of adding in happy colours and I love each one your chose.

  6. Amy Wax says:

    What an uplifting post, I hope you have inspired people to bring these colors into their homes!

  7. Irene Madrid says:

    My fav colors are all shades of teal and pinks…includes lavandar. Wish I could send photos of my newly remodeled/redecorated French Normandy home. EVERY room got new wallpaper, antique elements mix with traditional and modern. My handcrafted teal mermaid tail backsplash is beautiful with my mottled brown granite, wrap around almond cabinets, ceramic pink/gold/ivory pulls, blush stools/chairs and oversized floral teal Anthropologie sofa.

  8. Irene Madrid says:

    I have pinks, teals and lavender everywhere in my home…either wallpaper, furniture or assessories. And, I AM happy.

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