Living Room Colors
That Men Love

Of course men care about living room colors. This fact might come as news to some men but their mood in a room can betray the secret. Men and women are affected equally by space and colors. It is a natural reaction but the response varies according to the individual, location, and circumstance.

Men's comfort zone with interior design and style has changed through the years. Trends now reflect the modern man:  a style with a mix of contemporary and traditional, bold and quiet colors, as well as classic touches and clever accents. 

There are exceptions to every rule and trend. Other finishes which are fixed in the space may be a factor in choosing which colors to use. With this young man's living room to the right, for example, we chose a color that would blend well with the kitchen countertop and enhance the other red tones brought into the space without making it feel too heavy.


Room Color Scheme
Benjamin Moore
HC-81 Manchester Tan


The latest trend in interior design for men embraces individual style rather than a stereotype. Nowadays interior design gives every man the opportunity to feel at home in his living space. The world of design no longer thinks that it takes only sports memorabilia or the famous leg lamp from A Christmas Story to suit men's style.



Room Color Scheme
Benjamin Moore

Living Room:
HC-81 Manchester Tan

Hall:
OC-95 Navajo White


So, what does the latest interior design trend tell us about men's preferences? Men encounter plenty of beige and grey in the workplace. In contrast, bold colors are popular with men. And Sherwin Williams now offers paint colors in the 'Bold Invention' palette (SW 6963 Sapphire, SW 7589 Habanero Chile, SW 6938 Synergy, SW 6445 Garden Grove).

The Roper/Pantone Consumer Color Preference Study shows that men are drawn to shades of blue, green, and red. Sophisticated shades such as bronze and gold (variations of yellow on the color wheel chart) are expected to resonate with men.




Room Color Scheme
Benjamin Moore

Walls:
HC-81 Manchester Tan

Column:
1299 Crimson


Whether the choice is a bold color or a soft one with bold accents, ultimately today's man will let us know what works for him.

Feeling like you need more help? A Color Consultation may just be the ticket.

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