Navratri 2016 is just around the corner and most of you have already blocked your calendars. Some for fasting, others for feasting. But what about home décor? Besides cleaning and organising a Dandiya party, can you think of anything new this Navratri? We bring you a 9-day Navratri colour guide to follow this season:
October 1st 2016 – Red
Also known as Pratipada, the colour for the first day of Navratri represents action and robustness. Being a warm colour, it’s advisable to use subtle shades of red in your home so that it does not look loud. Red cushions will look splendid on light-coloured sofas. You could also use red candles as part of your living area décor.
October 2nd 2016 – Royal Blue
Depicting powerful yet calm energy, royal blue is the colour for the second day of Navratri. A blue lamp shade in the corner of your bedroom can be a head-turner. If you don’t have one, create a painting. Dab cotton in white paint, create polka dots with it on a royal blue chart paper. Paste it on a wall and voila your painting is ready.
October 3rd 2016 – Yellow
Epitomising bravery and beauty, yellow marks the colour for the third day of Navratri. Being a vibrant hue, you can add a dash of yellow in every room of the house. How about introducing a yellow crockery set in your kitchen? Not only will it add more colour to your kitchen, but also ensures you don’t have to deal with those unwanted turmeric stains.
October 4th 2016 – Green
Plants, plants and more plants. If you’ve been thinking about having an indoor plant, act now. Representing vegetation, green is the colour of the day for you. From bonsai to fern, cacti to spider plant, it’s about time you bring some indoor plants to your home.
October 5th 2016 – Grey
Worshipping Goddess Durga with her infant Lord Karthik, the fifth day of Navratri depicts the vulnerability of a mother. If you have a stainless steel kitchen, you are all set for this day. If not, pull out those old grey trunks and adorn it with colourful coasters or dupattas. You could place it either in the foyer area or at the center of your home.
October 6th 2016 – Orange
Representing courage, orange is the colour for the sixth day of Navratri. An easy way to deck up your home is to use some marigold garlands in your prayer room or create a Rangoli using marigold petals and rangoli powder.
October 7th 2016 – White
It is believed that Goddess Durga was dressed in white to keep her devotees safe. Exhibiting peace, white can be used in many ways for home décor. From accent chairs to entertainment units, lamp shades to a grand chandelier, pillows to curtains; white offers myriad home décor options for you.
October 8th 2016 – Pink
Ashtami or the eighth day of Navratri epitomises a new beginning, beauty and grace with pink being the colour of the day. You could place a pink lotus near the idols in the prayer room, get pink carnations for your living area and maybe a pink bed sheet for your bedroom.
October 9th 2016 – Sky Blue
Depicting nature and blissfulness, much like the clear sky, light blue is the colour for the ninth day of Navratri. Being a light hue, use it in those areas where less dust gathers so that the colour stands out neatly. A throw might be a better option than a rug. So is a painting than a wallpaper.
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Disclaimer: The colours adopted may differ on different days of Navratri across the country. This is only a basic guide for your reference.