6 Best Man Cave Colors That Rock

Choosing the best paint color for your man cave is the first step in creating a private space that rocks. Just calling it your man cave doesn't make it so, you have to claim the space with color and furniture to get the full "secret clubhouse" effect. You'll want to keep your color choices simple with a palette of just two or three colors to keep the focus on what you'll be doing in your man cave, instead of an overly complicated design. If a large TV is usually part of the...MORE man cave decorating plan, then consider using a dark paint color as an accent wall, to create a better viewing experience. Check out the six top man cave colors that will rock your private retreat. 

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    Man Cave Paint Colors
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    Not everyone is lucky enough to have a dedicated man cave space. If your man cave or basement has to multi-task, choose a rich neutral like Olympic Paint's Stonington. This is a handsome neutral taupe that works well for a hangout space that has to do double-duty.

    The muted undertones of Stonington make it strong enough for a man cave, but neutral enough for a part-time guest room or home office. Black, white, and sage green would be a good choice for accent colors.

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    Red is one of the hottest paint colors for man caves. A fiery red like Benjamin Moore's Smoldering Red is full of energy and swagger. Red for a man cave works with most styles and interests but is a favorite for auto and sports themes. The secret to choosing the right red for your space is to look for a warm red like Smoldering Red, because it's more livable and comfortable to spend time in, than a primary-color bright red. 

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    Behr's Lakeside Pine is the natural choice for an outdoorsy man cave This is a strong, but neutral, green, that is unexpectedly relaxing. The natural tone of Lakeside Pine is perfect for wood tones, and natural materials. This is a dark color that looks best in a room with ample lighting, and like any dark color, it can be used with confidence if you have the right lighting in place.

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    No man cave color list is complete with a blue paint color (or two.) Blue is the most popular color for men, and can be the best choice for a man cave that is also a family hangout. Olympic Paint's Cosmic Dust has more energy than most blue colors, thanks to its slight green undertone. The hint of green keeps this rich blue from looking flat. Cosmic Dust is not technically a teal color but it has a green undertone, which gives it tons of personality. 

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    For an industrial style man cave, with some warmth, try a gray paint color like Behr's Amphibian. This has a hint of green to warm it up and make it more complex. Amphibian makes a strong accent wall, but could be used more liberally if you are looking for the media room vibe. With the slight green undertone, this gray bridges the gap between warm and cool colors, to give you more accent color options.

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    A relaxing man cave doesn't have to be all about sports and TV, it can also be a personal retreat after a long day. Relaxing blue paint colors like Benjamin Moore's Cape Blue is the antidote to a loud and stressful week. Sure, you can still have the giant-screen TV, the bar, and the dart games, in this relaxing blue man cave, but when it's time to decompress and de-stress, a muted blue paint color like this is the answer.

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