Man caves are, increasingly, one of the most important rooms in homes (to the men who work to create them, anyway.) Decorating this room can seem like a breeze at first. If you’re into sports, you put up the according paraphernalia. If you’re into one action or sci-fi franchise or another, you decorate it accordingly. This is a room that’s meant to display and feed off the things about which you are most passionate about, after all, so there’s no need to try and worry about showing off or indulging in elaborate decorations, is there?
In fact, a man cave should fit your desires, and so should indeed be decorated accordingly, down to the color you choose to paint it. While you can leave it the same color of your home, you might well decide that that’s not quite enough. What’s more, many man caves tend to be basements or garages, not spaces famous for the clean, high quality of their paint over time.
You don’t want musty, flaky paint for your man cave, which is why you’ll want to be sure to spruce things up a bit with a new coat of paint. That said, the question remains; what colors are fitting for your man cave? While that, as every man cave, will vary from person to person, there are a few trends of which to take note.
Let’s be honest; you might not want to get too elaborate with your man cave’s paint job. You already have other decorating plans for it in terms of things to put up and install, and so you hardly want to treat it like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. If this sounds familiar, then a good, solid, monochromatic color scheme will do. That said, white can have a tendency to stain or flake, which is the last thing that you want. Instead, give a thought to some good, deep greys. Not only are they better at hiding stains, but they can also help subtly set your man cave apart from the rest of the home without being overly dramatic about it.
In that same vein, dark blues and navies can have the same effect. This is good if you want that same darker color to your room, while adding a bit more color than grey might allow.
Browns and Burgundies
Conversely, let’s say that you want to go the other way and brighten things up a bit. You don’t want to go for something over the top, like neon green, and you don’t want a soft pastel color, which can clash with your decorating ethos. Picking a hardier brown or, for a rarer and more underrated color, burgundy can help you give your room a unique twist without it being too much.
Black with Colors
If you’re looking to embrace your inner Mick Jagger and “Paint it Black,” you’re going to want to make sure that black isn’t the only color you’re using, lest your man cave look and feel like a black hole. Use black as an accent color to complement one of the above colors.
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