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Teenage Bedroom Color Schemes

Choosing colors for a teen boy isn’t always easy, nor is designing a room to grow with him. A soft gray paint on three walls and the ceiling of this room create a neutral and cozy retreat, but the cinnamon-colored wall behind the bed provides a splash of energy. Values of gray from dark charcoal to light gray in the bedding and draperies relate to the walls and ceiling, while the chrome lamps and accessories complemented the grays and added a touch of bling. Design: Laura McCroskey/Photo: Chad Jackson

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Photo By: Photography by Chad Jackson

Accent Wall

A tween’s room is a great place to play with fun colors and patterns. The turquoise accent wall and maps offer a wide color palette to choose from, while black and white accents ground the space. Design: TerraCotta Properties

Designed for the young man of the house, Karter’s Krash Pad at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 is brought to life with a vertical ombre lacquer wall finish by Willem Racke inspired by rock formations along the Pacific coast. Designer Susan Lind Chastain selected a Jean Paul Gaultier fabric with crushed car metal design for daybed pillows to add to the hip youthfulness of the space.

Teenagers love color; don’t be afraid to let them choose bright shades of their favorites. Even color combinations that seem unconventional can work well together, or be modified to keep everyone in the household happy.

Orange, purple, bright blue and navy are all popular with the teen set. Even black can be used in ways that will create a look that is sophisticated enough to appeal to your teenager without looking dreary or dismal.

Purple is a particular favorite among teen girls; the color can be used for looks ranging from romantic to modern, depending on the shade and what accent colors you choose. For a glamorous look, pair a rich shade of purple with black furniture and art-deco light fixtures. White furniture and billowy fabrics will give a lavender room a dreamy feel.

Some teen girls still like pink, but they’re ready to take the color up a notch. Try rich pink or salmon walls with accents in a bright shade of green, purple or sunny yellow. Modern furniture and geometric touches will keep a teen’s pink bedroom from looking too young or frilly.

For a teen boy’s room, try a warm brown or neutral beige with bright accents in orange, green or blue for a color pop. Many boys continue to like blue during their teen years, and a rich cobalt or navy looks good with accents in green or brown.

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This teen’s lounge has the perfect mix of elegant and fun, creating a cool teen lounge. The wainscoting and artwork makes the space look sophisticated, while the bold colored pillows and geometric sconces make the space a little more fun. To complete the look, designers added a fuzzy footstool to add more stylish seating or give the girls a place to rest their feet.

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Photo By: By Niki Photography

Vaulted Ceiling Adds Drama and Depth in Eclectic Teen’s Bedroom

The vaulted ceiling in this space provides a dramatic touch to the already chic teen’s lounge and bedroom. Designers incorporated what would have been space wasted in a vaulted ceiling by painting the lower half a bold, teal color, while the upper part of the ceiling was given matching wallpaper, creating a deeper space.

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Photo By: By Niki Photography

Elegant Fixtures and Furnishings in Eclectic Teen’s Lounge

Upon entering this stylish space, a hallway leads from the rest of the house into this chic teen’s space. A gallery wall creates a cool focal point as guests enter the space, while a modern, white dresser with gold features and a classic white mirror give the space a chic feel.

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Photo By: By Niki Photography

Some teenagers will gravitate toward neutral or paler shades for their walls. You can still bring color into the mix with fabric, rugs and other accessories. A girl’s room in a soft blue or green can be pretty without looking “little girlish.” For a boy’s room, grey with navy is a good combination that looks good with unpainted or black furniture.

Teens often love wall murals, which work well on walls painted in lighter shades. Let your teenager’s tastes and interests shine through. Geometric shapes, silhouettes from nature scenes such as trees or flowers, or sketches of musical instruments or hobbies are good choices.

If your teen son or daughter likes black, consider painting one wall, such as the one behind the headboard, as an accent. Black can serve as an anchor for brighter colors used in the room.


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