How to find the color scheme of your apartment with a roommate

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WWhen living with a roommate, the key to making your room feel like a home (ahem, rather than a competing, two-of-all-hodgepodge) is to combine your decor in a way that feels cohesive.

Easier said than done, one can say, but if Allie Short and Jess Freedman – two Well + Good video producers, best friends and roommates with completely different design styles – can do it, anyone can do it.

Their secret? Look to the zodiac to guide them on how to find the ideal color scheme for their apartment. Specifically, this meant that we looked up the color palettes we put together with Sherwin-Williams® for each sign at our Colorstrology destination – also known as your one-stop-shop for finding a color scheme (and decor) that suits your mood, astrologically speaking.

The two BFFs focused on their dining area, which serves as both an entertaining space and a WFH venue from 9 to 5. But they initially stumbled across the color choices: Like a down-to-earth, peace-keeping weight, Freedman gravitates toward practical, neutral shades, while Short (an Aquarius) is an out-of-the-box thinker who typically likes bolder, lighter shades.

Luckily for them, they are both airy, so they compromised on the airy, creativity-inspiring shades of their Colorstrology palettes. When they landed on a pair of color candidates, they used the Sherwin-Williams® ColorSnap® Visualizer app to see what the colors would look like on their IRL walls before embarking on their makeover at home.

Watch the video to see what colors they chose and the amazing transformation of their apartment from whitewashed WFH space to colorful hosting hotspot.

Listen to the video above to see the big revelation and check out Colorstrology for inspo on how to find your apartment’s color scheme (with or without a roommate).

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