The Best Color Palette For A Zen Home Decor Aesthetic

Let's be honest, in today's day and age; everyone could use a little peace and serenity in their life. Moonbird says meditation, breathwork, and a break from social media are just a few ways to achieve this inner peace, and by setting a zen vibe in your home, you'll find it much easier to concentrate on these practices. The question is, what constitutes a zen vibe? First and foremost, as with any space in the home, it's best to start with a color palette that reflects the vibe you're looking to achieve.

You need to make sure you use the correct colors in a room for a zen aesthetic, as an incorrect color palette can drastically change the tone of the room. Instead of a calm setting, you may accidentally create a more chaotic vibe, throwing off the inner peace you're searching for. So, which colors will help you find that state of calmness? Let's take a look at the best color palette for a zen home décor aesthetic.

Shades of pink

According to Verywell Mind, pink represents healing, tranquility, peace, and warmth — everything a zen home décor aesthetic should be. However, the key to using pink in a space like this is to choose lighter shades — think blush or powder pink. If you choose bold or electric shades, you'll completely change the aesthetic. 

You can use pink for the walls, but remember, a color palette isn't just about wall color; you can use this palette throughout the entire space. For example, opt for a blush pink chair for the living room or a duvet cover if you're decorating the bedroom. Or choose something like a light pink vase or table lamps. Really, a color palette such as this one is suitable for any décor in the room; it's just up to you to decide what colors you want and where. Just be careful not to go overboard with the pink; too much of it, and you'll have a romantic décor aesthetic instead.

Earthy neutrals

This one is kind of a given, but earthy neutrals are necessary for a zen aesthetic color palette. Shades of brown are said to be calming, and colors in the green family (such as olive green and forest green) keep you grounded to the Earth, says Shutterstock. Being grounded is one of the main principles of achieving inner peace. It means being confident in yourself, both mentally and physically, and knowing you have a deep connection with who you are and what you believe in, Psychology Today explains.

Deep greens are strongly connected with nature, which is another critical element of practicing inner peace, according to Fundamental Growth. If you don't live in an area with much forest or green space, having touches of earthy neutrals in your space is the next best thing. If you're looking to meditate and practice your breathwork, as we talked about earlier, using earthy neutrals and greens in your zen color palette will help to keep your focus.

Shades of gray

You'll also see shades of gray in a zen home décor color palette. Gray is often associated with dullness and despair, but Oberlo says the color gray also stands for neutrality and balance, so it's imperative you use shades of it in your space; however, you have to be cautious of the shades you choose and how you want to display them. If you want something dark in the area, opt for a charcoal gray rug or chair. Should you want gray walls, go with something lighter, such as stone, though shades like sand and beige would also work.

You could really downplay the gray and use it as an accent color instead. Think about choosing art pieces in the gray color family or perhaps something simpler like pots for your houseplants. No matter how much or little gray you use, it will significantly impact the vibe of your space and give you the zen home décor aesthetic you want.