Here's Your Ideal Paint Color, Based on Your Enneagram Type

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Whether it's your astrological sign or Myers-Briggs type, sometimes we just need a good label to explain and categorize our personalities. And lately we've noticed that plenty of people on social media keep sharing their Enneagram type.

The Enneagram test basically asks you a few questions about your personality and perceptions on everyday life (like how you relate to authority and how you navigate friendships). At the end, you get your type (along with an instinctual variant or a wing, both basically a sub-type). And although the test isn't free of criticism, it continues to spark conversations and meme accounts.

Behr's color expert Erika Woelfel decided to break down what colors best suit each Enneagram type. If your horoscope often makes you want to throw your phone out of your window, maybe this color assessment will feel more accurate. Or at least you'll find another thing to compare and contrast with your friends.

Check out what color matches your type according to an expert:

Type 1: The Reformer

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Woelfel says that the muted hue Soft Secret works well for Type 1 personalities that are "always striving to improve" because it's a "simplistic and clean hue."

Type 2: The Helper

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"Generous and people-pleasing" Type 2 personalities will find refuge in Courteous, a shade that is "soft and gentle."

Type 3: The Achiever

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For those "success-oriented, driven, and charming" Type 3 personalities, a deep Graphic Charcoal seems apt. It "promotes a sense of strength" and makes a statement.

Type 4: The Individualist

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If your results put you in the "expressive, dramatic, and creative" Type 4 category, consider the romantic Saga Blue. Woelfel suggests even just using it on a small decor piece, like a vase.

Type 5: The Investigator

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Type 5 results align with "visionary and curious" personalities, so the "ground neutral" Growing Season might do the trick. Pair with a plant or two to create "a peaceful retreat indoors."

Type 6: Charismatic

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"Hardworking and trustworthy" Type 6 decor lovers can seek refuge in the soft yellow hue Charismatic. It works especially well with accent walls.

Type 7: The Enthusiast

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Mirroring the "fun-loving and spontaneous" vibes of a Type 7, Cheerful Tangerine makes any room feel more energetic.

Type 8: The Challenger

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The "powerful and dominating" nature of Type 8 personalities lends itself to Red Pepper, a deep hue that captures that "heat and strength."

Type 9: The Peacemaker

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This one's pretty self-explanatory. The Type 9 "amicable and reassuring" personality would find calm in Zen, a blue-green hue meant to "create harmony" in a space.


Eva Recinos

Eva Recinos

Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com.