Choosing the Colors for Your Valentine's Day Decor

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by SampleBoard

Love is in the air! With February 14 just around the corner, you are probably looking for the best advice on how to celebrate your romance in the most artistic and intimate way. You already came up with the perfect gift for your sweetheart but you shouldn’t stop there! Get crafty this year and introduce some lovely Valentine’s touches to your home and party decor and show your beloved just how much you care.

Like in love, Valentine’s Day decor is all about going big or going home. Bursting shades of red and pink toned down with some pure white are the signature colors of this vibrant holiday. Let’s explore their true meaning (followed by some inspirational mood boards made with our software).

Fiery Red

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Red is the warmest and most passionate of all colors, symbolizing the peak of every emotion. According to color psychology, red increases our heart rate in a similar way as love does so there is no wonder why using its tones is one of the easiest ways to up the romance game in your designs. By giving someone red roses you are sending them an unmistakable sign that you love them with a deep passion so use them only if you truly mean it! However, for this time of year, the color red is probably the biggest cliché you can find, urging the biggest design talents around the world to fight their way beyond this fiery note whenever achievable.

Romantic Rosa

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Rosa or pink owes its name and fame to the most romantic flower in the world - rose. By combining with white, lusty red becomes purer and more innocent. Pink stands for femininity, sweetness, and affection and its hues can represent the whole spectrum of romantic emotions, ranging from erotic to sweet. Some shades of pink are the hottest interior trends on the market: starting from one of the last year’s Pantone colors of the year Rose Quartz and blush pink, and all the way to earthy and nude/powdery tones which are set to become huge in 2017. The mixture of romance and Bohemia is easily finding its way into the hearts of homeowners across the globe so the sources of inspiration on how to use rosa in your Valentine’s Day decor are inexhaustible.

Innocent White


White symbolizes purity, light, virginity and innocence. This fresh and peaceful color is considered to be the symbol of perfection. Is there any superior compliment that can be given to a shade? When choosing the color palette for your Valentine’s design consider using white as a fresh and crisp background to display your craftwork. White can tone down bold pops of red and pink while at the same time leaving them the stars of the show. The last 6 years in the online interior design world have been ruled by white rooms and all-white trend. Whether you love it or hate it, this look is one of the most popular in the industry and it will stay on its throne for the next couple of years.

For many, Valentine's decor can sometimes be too overwhelming. Remember: no, it doesn't have to be all red and pink. But it sure needs to be cozy and meaningful. Fill your space with personalized  DIY details and get ready to feel the love.