Good Room Color Combinations for Teens
- Warm colors tend to create an inviting feeling, though they can create other moods as well. Red, bright orange or bright yellow can raise energy levels, which may not be a good idea for a hyper teen. Try a deep red, such as terra-cotta or brick red, or a buttery yellow if your teen is hyper and wants warm colors. Use a sunny yellow or bright orange to warm up a cold room that doesn't get much natural sunlight. Pair red with white, black, gray, turquoise, pink or blue, depending on the specific theme your teen likes. Yellow goes with white, black, chocolate brown, lime green, hot pink, purple or blue. Orange works with black, white, yellow or gray.
- Cool colors are typically regarded as soothing, restful and able to calm a person physically and emotionally. Many cool shades are also earth tones, which can work in a variety of themes, such as blues and greens. Use cool colors in a room that seems to always be hot. Pair lime green with aqua or light blue for a vibrant look. Navy blue goes with silver, gray, white, light blue, red, tan and lighter blues. Pair lighter blues with pale pinks, white, silver, green or purple. Mix greens with purple, yellow, brown, light pink or neutral shades.
- Neutral colors are gray, white, black and brown. These colors can create a relaxing, no-fuss room, though some teens may find that boring. An alternative is to decorate the room in neutral colors and add splashes of your teen's favorite color throughout the room. Using a single accent color also makes it easy to update the bedroom decor without a lot of time or expense. For example, a mostly white and gray bedroom can be brightened up with a single accent wall in sherbet orange or fuchsia. Tie the room together with a couple of pillows, a lamp, picture frames and a rug in the same color. Chocolate brown also looks good with most bright colors, such as orange, teal, lime green, hot pink and sunshine yellow.
Monochromatic Color Scheme
- Using varying shades of a single color results in a monochromatic color scheme. This can create an interesting look or a relaxing room --- provided you use a color the teen loves. The colors should also have a positive effect on the teen. For example, a blue monochromatic color scheme might look great, but it won't work for a teen who doesn't like the color. For a teen who does like blue, you could paint the walls a pale blue and the furniture a light blue-gray. Mix in blue sheets, a blue-on-blue striped comforter, a navy blue rug and curtains that match the sheets. Pink, purple, green and neutral whites or grays can create peaceful monochromatic rooms.