Whether you're looking to decorate a bedroom for a teenage boy or an adult, selecting a paint color that is both masculine and easy to decorate around may seem a bit overwhelming. With so many colors to choose from, where do you start? In a man's bedroom, arguably the most popular color would be blue. Blue is, after all, one of the most masculine colors around. But which shade of blue will work best? That all depends on how you want to feel when you're in the room. Use our recommendations for decorating a masculine bedroom in blue. From cheerful and bright, to warm and cozy, you'll find the perfect color idea for a man's bedroom below.
The use of specific colors has been proven to illicit feelings and emotions in both a positive and negative way. If you want to feel energized, use bright blues and maximize natural light in the room. If you want to feel relaxed and peaceful, select a shade of blue with a slight grey tint and dim the lights. To feel wrapped in warmth, use a dark navy blue on the walls, which will envelope the space in a cozy atmosphere.
A brilliant ocean blue is lively, peaceful, and harmonious, and is the perfect jumping point for decorating a bedroom in a coastal theme. This bright paint color will lend itself well to beachy or nautical décor. Seashells, tropical fish, beach scenes, lighthouses, sailboats, or a classic blue and white stripe motif can all be easily incorporated in a room with ocean blue walls.
By painting the walls of a man's bedroom a dark navy blue, you'll create a cozy space that beckons sleep. This dark wall color will be the perfect launching point for lighter colored accessories, making it a smart choice for a all types of decorating ideas. Stripes, paisleys, checks, plaids, and solid colored bedding will look smart, and blend easily, with a dark navy blue color. Accent the room with white trim work, or natural fabric blends to help lighten up the space.
Add a feeling of romance to a man's bedroom with very dark, almost black, midnight blue walls. This is definitely a dramatic way to decorate a bedroom, but it will yield amazing results. Accent the dark walls with velvet or velour bedding, dark leather furnishings, or sterling silver accessories. Black and white artwork, silver mirrors and picture frames, and heavy draperies will add the to the mystery of the room décor.
Royal blue is a beautiful choice for a contemporary or modern man's bedroom. It's sophisticated, fresh, and chic. It can be used successfully with metallics, chrome, silver, black, or white. Add royal blue to the walls, and decorate the rest of the room with a mix of geometrical printed fabrics, stripes, and furniture with sleek, straight lines.
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