10 Colors To Use In Your Boho Home

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A bohemian living room

The bohemian style is loud. And boy, is it unapologetically so.

Also going by the names boho, boho chic, and bohemian, this interior design style is said to have been influenced by various other styles (ranging from hippie to rocker).

This interior design style is characterized by the use of vibrant colors, natural materials, tribal designs, and fun prints.

Below are 10 funky ideas for colors you can use in your boho home:

10 boho colors to use in your home
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1. Virtuous White

One thing that characterizes Bohemian style is the usage of vibrant colors.Despite this, white can be used on the walls. Well, the color is perfect for small houses with little natural light, anyway.

Stick to mostly white, but throw in some fancy decorative pieces
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If you decide to use white on the walls, do not forget to introduce furniture, accessories, textiles and decorative objects in vibrant or striking tones.

This is very important because otherwise, the overall environment of your house will come off as cold and boring.

 

2. Classy Grey

Grey in bohemian decor? Why not
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Grey remains at the top of the list. It’s the color for chic and elegant furnishing.

Not a fan of white? Then how about a color that is very fashionable today – grey.

Well, this color helps to achieve a bohemian environment. Of course, if space constraint is a thing, we recommend using light grey.

Beware, you’ll need to do more than use only grey on all walls. To create a certain optical illusion, you must choose more vivid colors for the rest of the decor/infrastructure.

All the shades of grey, and the ultimate choice lies with you.

Whether you prefer light grey or dark grey, remember that grey is always a fabulous choice!

 

3. Dynamic Red

The color red is passionate and energetic - perfect for lending some energy to any boho room
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Red in the boho home enlivens, adds energy and introduces a cheerful mood.

This color works best in small amounts: treat it as you would oriental spices, and add it cautiously in pinches.

Red will divert attention from items of equipment that have already been treated. It’s very versatile and suits any style.

Highlight those that we like the most on various textures and materials.

Color-wise, red looks great in the company of powder pink and delicate orange and adds spiciness to earthy colors (especially subdued green).

Additionally, it is perfect for additions and decorations, e.g. in a classic kitchen or bathroom.

We prefer kitchen accessories, lamps, rugs and pillows in red. More daring choices would be red fronts of a kitchen or red bathroom cabinets.

For ideas on boho decor, look no further than our post 10 Boho Decor Ideas For The Free Spirit.

If you’re thinking about refurbishing, maybe consider a red radiator or a sink?

 

4. Comforting Brown

Brown is a very calming color
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Evoking images of Mother Nature and the earth, brown is one of those colors that create a warm and elegant atmosphere in a boho home.

Cocoa, beige, caramel, chestnut, cinnamon… The range of shades of brown is rich and varied.

Ranging from lighter shades (e.g. beige) to darker tones (e.g. chocolate), the warm brown color par excellence is a tone that immediately creates a welcoming and comforting atmosphere in any room.

It is, therefore, an ideal color in the large rooms in which we wish to create a friendly atmosphere.

A word of warning – avoid using it in total look and in cramped rooms, as it poses the risk of creating an oppressive feeling.

Like all colors, it is necessary to how to play with brown’s numerous variations.

 

5. Playful Purple

A bright, vivacious shade of purple
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Bohemian style home is incomplete without some purple color in it.

Lavender, orchid, mauve, wisteria, plum… the purple palette is staggering.

Purple is best combined with other colors. We recommend you using a darker shade for walls, and choose accessories in more lively tones for maximum chic-ness.

Although energetic, purple is a color meant to be used sparingly.

For painting work, among others, we advise you to use it only on the headboards.

Bring a little more light by using lighter-colored walls for the rest of the room.

 

6. Lively Blue

Got the blues? Not us
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Blue, especially in combination with white, is most commonly associated with the sea. It is reminiscent of holidays and lazy summer afternoons.

Interiors in such colors are perceived as clean, fresh, orderly and larger than they really are.

We absolutely adore the combination of blue with copper or brass: it’s very elegant and classy.

A drop of honey or amber yellow, in turn, will revive delicate blues.

Recently, the noble garnet has gained many supporters – especially among interior designers and architects who have been promoting it as a new black for some time.

Blue is, therefore, a color with many faces and views. The whole trick is only a skillful selection of complementary shades and colors.

For example, blue with the addition of red in a child’s room will create an interior that inspires and encourages fun.

Light blue tones on the walls of your home provide luminosity, spaciousness, and freshness. And if it is a dark blue, it is best to use it on a single wall.

Keep in mind that blue combines super well with white, so don’t hesitate to use it in your boho home.

 

7. Delicate Pink

Such a sweet, sweet color pink is
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Likewise, pink is present in bohemian style environments.

Shades of pink are often the choice of kind and generous people, as lighter rose shades reflect warmth and sensitivity and also represent the color of romance.

This cheerful color is sure to bring joy to your life. Fun and inspiring, it is best used in spaces such as living rooms and bedrooms.

 

8. Zesty Orange

No other color enlivens the boho home quite like orange
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Orange is one of the most used colors of bohemian style. In addition to transmitting heat and energy, it is a color linked to movement, communication, and creativity.

So it goes well in offices, study rooms, living rooms and children’s and teenagers’ bedrooms. It can also be used in kitchens or dining rooms as it whets your appetite.

Another nice idea to add orange into your boho home is through accessories. Use cushions, hang decorations or even buy a carpet with a touch of the orange shade in it.

 

9. Gorgeous Green

Green is an elegant and majestic color
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Soothing and refreshing, green is a color that is becoming increasingly important in our boho-chic style interiors.

Green has been a ubiquitous color in reference to nature and ecological concerns and has multiple shades that allow us to bring many effects in our boho home.

Contrary to popular belief, green is highly compatible with blue. From mint green to olive green, choose the shade you need, according to the effect you want to give.

For a modern appearance, the shade Green Amandine pairs well with wrought iron and is also a compliment of pastel pink.

 

10. Youthful Yellow

Choose yellow chairs or use yellow wallpaper for your boho home
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Too much yellow...? There's no such thing
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Yellow, depending on the saturation of the color, can either 1) be energetic and stimulate us to act or 2) in a pastel shade, mute and tune to relax.

Saturated and vibrant shades enliven minimalist, subdued interiors. They brighten darker corners of the house – areas where there is less natural light.

Energetic yellow looks best when accompanied by grey, anthracite or pure white. It also is also flattering when used alongside black – in fact, some people would swear by this combination.

Choose yellow mainly for accessories, decorations, and fabrics. For walls, lighter/pastel yellow shades are preferred as bright yellow can appear too overwhelming.

 

What do you think of these colors for decorating boho home? What colors would you use to decorate your house in the bohemian style?

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