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8 XO Kitty-Inspired Color Palettes That Scream “Dopamine Decor”

The Netflix offshoot of “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” an Anna Cathcart starrer, served loads of youthful and colorful scenes to take inspiration from


Oh high school!  That time when most everyone decorated their rooms with everything and anything that made them happy: huge posters of teen heart throbs, concert tickets, stuffed toys and all manner of tchotchke that had pleasant associations had pride of place.


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Who knew that what we once called our “very high school” manner of decorating would actually have a name?  The TikTok generation calls it “Dopamine Decorating,” defined as surrounding yourself with art, objects and furniture that make you happy.  Just like “Dopamine Dressing,” this places a feeling of positivity before any concern for aesthetics.  A consequence of the pandemic when the lockdowns made many realize that their homes can be their happy place, this manner of decorating is personality-forward.  “You do you” is the most appropriate tip when it comes to dopamine decorating.  


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When it comes to colors, there’s not better way to incorporate the dopamine decor trend into your spaces than to use bright, happy colors that you love.  Think vibrant citruses, happy pinks, and lively blues.  Anyone who has had a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper know exactly what these colors are.


And anyone who has seen XO Kitty on Netflix will agree that this moment’s poster children for following your heart and pursuing what (and who) you love are the show’s characters: Kitty (Anna Cathcart), Yuri (Gia Kim), Dae (Mon Young Choi), Quincy (Anthony Keyvan) and Juliana (Regan Aliyah).  Their sets, shot in numerous noteworthy South Korean locations such as the Kaywon University of Art and Design, National Library of Korea, Incheon International Airport and Zaha Hadid’s DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) to name just a few, offer youthful color inspo that is sure to make you relive your high school days.  



For those who are not color-shy, take a look at some of these Xo Kitty-inspired color palettes in the gallery below:



Images are stills from Xo Kitty on Netflix.