Trying to decide on some gaming room colors?
A great way to bring any games room to life is making sure you settle on a color scheme.
Here we are going to cover some great gaming room color ideas – so when it comes to game room paint ideas – you know exactly what to do. For those, who want a quick idea as to what is the best gaming room color?
Here’s what I would do:
The best gaming room color is likely White or a Light Grey as it gives you flexibility with RGB lighting to adapt to whatever color scheme you like at the time.
White + RGB Gaming Room
It sounds pretty boring – just White.
However, what’s so great about White is that it allows Neon lights to create a space that really works for the room,
Take a look at the above example, with an all White background – first off that looks pretty clean as a workspace and gaming space anyway.
You can somewhat call that “Day Mode”.
However, when you then close the blinds and switch on the Neon.
You can see that it pops off the white and reflects wonderfully – and it gives you a whole lot of dynamic range if RGB is something you want to play with.
You can switch it up and change to pretty much whatever color scheme you’re thinking of going with.
Then the more accessories that you get that are RGB enabled the more lighting that this provides to the whole room.
Plus with the way the Corsair iCue is going it is going to be actually immersive to the game itself.
Personally, this is the option I would go for as you are future proofing yourself to whatever style and design you’d want to go with in the long run.
Another example of completely turning the aesthetic of the room:
Here we can see a completely White background, but we can already subtle hints about where this can go – with the wallpaper on the monitors and to some extent the RGB already featured.
Now you can see it has turned into a Blue theme gaming room relatively simply, with the use of RGB lighting. Again. that’s why I recommend the White style as it can help you go in a specific direction quite easily.
Black Gaming Room
The complete opposite now for a gaming room paint idea – Black.
Why Black works so well is that it can highlight contrast really nice with lighter colors as well as the ‘Black’ computer accessories that you might have.
For instance, you can see above that the White chair pops as well as the mouse and pegboard that they are using for storage but the keyboard and monitor blend in.
It creates a really distinctive contrast and with dark colors in general there is a comforting and enclosed feeling that it offers – especially in a smaller room.
Orange Gaming Room
Having a burned orange creates a some interesting gaming room vibe – you can see how easily this is achieved here. Simply changing the wallpaper to match the RGB lighting within the PC case as well as two small lighing towers give that distinct feel.
You can see some hints of Orange from the gaming mouse as well. What is great though, is that they have created this look with the backdrop of Green which is quite a dark color that helps the orange lighting to pop really nicely.
That similar burned orange feel is shown here as well. The reason I think it works really well is not only the added touch of the alternative wall decor of the number plate, but the wood helps to work well with orange – shown on the speakers as well as the desk itself – being brown it is a close partner to Orange in terms of the color spectrum.
Pink Gaming Room
Pink gaming rooms are obviously more on the feminine side, but they do have a great finish to them. These days a lot more of the accessories are available in Pink – so what used to be quite a difficult look to achieve without going custom – you can quite easily create a super high qualtiy finish Pink gaming room.
I guess, the only real question that you will have is how pink do you want to go? Pink tends to work well with other pastel style colors, so I reckon if you want to create that more feminine look to the room – that’s the way to go here.
Green Gaming Room
A green gaming room always gives me that kind of Matrix vibe. Part hacker and part gamer. As you can see it is super easy to achieve as well with the use of some LED RGB lighting situated under the above desk shelf and then combine that with some hints of an RGB gaming mouse and gaming keyboard – you’re onto a winner.
Teal or Cyan Gaming Room
What’s great about this specific room is the lighting coming from different levels. We can see it is on on the bottom corner of the corner gaming desk
Then we can see the lighting comes from he two levels of shelving as well.
Plus, you can see that although it has created this teal look – it is very likely – during the day a simple normal room. But instantly gets gamified with LEDs.
Typically I am not usually set on a specific color for any room personally.
I am quite monochrome.
But if there is one color that I think works well and that’s a Teal.
You can see from the above gamin room set up that this is a color scheme that works well – especially when you start o add in different shades and textures to the room on top of the wall as well.
What can work even better is when you have accents of of the color in your gaming accessories.
You can see for example in the above example is that the keyboard has teal keyboard keys that help to make it pop out.
This combined with Teal neon lighting creates an overall pretty inviting feel to the whole room. Even the Himalayan lamp on the site glowing with an Orange creates a nice contrast (perhaps because they are somewhat opposite on the color wheel).
Here is the type of effect you can achieve when you match the wallpaper color ad the RGB lighting together and you can see the contrast of different other colors as well (here we see the orange and yellow from the standard lights).
However, this simple addition of changing the color of your wallpaper to match the RGB lighting (at different vertical levels) is a great way to make a more inviting space).
Dark Grey Gaming Room
This is the option for those who think full on ‘Black’ is a bit much. The Dark grey creates that inviting area and really lets the colours pop out from the screen and gaming accessories that you might have.
You can see in the above shot by selecting a dark Grey for a gaming room paint idea – it allows the orange from the monitor to really pop as well as the keyboard.
Plus, if you want to hang gaming posters and metal posters – this can really allow those to pop as well.
The idea being is that you don’t want the paint and colour scheme to be completely domineering but rather serve as the foundation for all your main pieces to work more effectively.
Light Grey Gaming Room
Like the Dark Grey was an alternative to Black, the light Grey is a great alternative to pure White.
Pure White can get a little bit intimidating – although it does a great job of opening up space – but more so that it reveals scuff marks a lot easier.
A lighter Grey can hide that better.
The only downside is that it doesn’t allow the colors of RGB to pop as well but it is still pretty impressive!
For those who want something on the safer side, then this is definitely an option to consider.
Lilac and Pink Gaming Room
If you are trying to come up with a more feminine and girl themed gaming room – then you can’t go wrong with this set up.
It’s the ultimate way to create that space that doesn’t feel overly masculine.
Add in a few neon light bars in Pinks and Purples and you’re going to create a rather epic girly game room.
Plus, there’s plenty go gaming accessories that can match that overall color scheme too.
Adding neon signage can really help to add to that sort of feel as well – and can be a great way to create alternative lighting sources that also add to the overall aesthetic and experience.
Plus, as you can see from the image above – if you have a range of art decals as well it can really help them to pop too.
You can get even more creative with some glow in the dark paint. I think what I really like about this, is that obviously in every day scenarios – you won’t be able to see this.
But then when it comes to gaming, you can see the art work light up from the RGB lights that you have had in use.
Dark Accent Walls
Why I like dark accent walls is because it helps add to a room that is all White – which can be a bit boring granted.
Here we can see a the dark green wall at the end which is where the TV is situated as well.
This works great as you can somewhat achieve the best of both worlds here – the lighting looks great with RGB at one end but you have the darker and cosier nature at the other.
Reveal the Brickwork
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous and your home allows for it.
Why not peel back to reveal the brickwork?
It adds texture to a room and really creates an industrial feel to any room – which can be great for a gaming room as there is a lot of different aspects going on there anyway.
Beige & Creams Gaming Room
Probably not what you quite had in mind when thinking gaming room.
However, I really dig the look that these more natural and softer brown tones achieve.
It’s a much more natural setting, and fits in with the overall home decor on the whole a lot easier than a gaming room vibe does.
You can see that plants fit into the overall aesthetic a lot easier, along with all the different. wooden aspects and features.
If you’ve got a living room type scenario or really just enjoy this aesthetic of nature – I think these look great. Little accessories such as the wooden keyboard wrests and having a wooden speakers really help to add to the overall experinece of the room.
Bet you weren’t expecting ‘beige’ to feature the gaming room colors list. Not for everyone, granted, but definitely more suitable in some scenarios for sure.
Red Gaming Room
If you are brave enough.
You can go full on Red.
It take s a special kind of gamer to paint a room in Red – it is bold – and there really isn’t much going back – so you really have to like the color.
When you choose to go all in one color it does afford you the license to get specific color accessories though which can help to accentuate the room.
Here the red theme is very much just achieved wit the LED rgb backdrop behind the monitor. What I think works here is how the light is bouncing off the work desk to help the light travel.
Plus, you have a pretty deep contrast with the monitor in place as well – to go more Red – you should look to change to match it I think. However, it goes to show – even the wallpaper that you select for your monitor – goes further than you think – for the overall gaming room vibe you’re creating.
Once you’re set on a particular color theme – I think then is a good time – to invest in certain gaming accessories and peripherals to match and complement the room as well.
Like I say though, I think having a blank canvas to begin with – can help you work out what’s the best look for you – and if you really like it – you can start to invest in creating that style of room for the more medium and long term.
Purple Gaming Room
You will find a lot of gamers go Purple.
Head over to Twitch and maybe 1 in 3 or 1 in 4 have a Purple type gaming set up.
It looks great though. Granted most of it is RGB with the Neons – but if you find yourself using that as your default color a lot.
It might be worth at least creating an accent wall with that color.
That’s something to keep in mind as well – just because you like a certain color to go in the room – doesn’t mean you have to paint the entire room that color – you could do just one wall and blend that out with something more neutral.
What makes the look of this one a bit different to all the others is that the light is coming from above rather than directly at you.
It does create a pretty cool mystique over your workspace and is less ‘directly in your face’ this clearly works well with a workspace environment as well. This can be easily achieved simply with something like Philips hue lights.
What Determines Your ‘Gaming Room Color’?
Here I just wanted to break down – exactly what are the main aspects that actually go into the room color itself, so you can think about it logically.
- Wall Paint
I think this is where most people start and for pretty good reason. The paint color of your gaming room has a big say of the way you’re going to go with the overall theme of the color room.
As suggested above, I think it is safe to go for neutral white and light Grey tones. Why? As you’re able to better manipulate the color scheme with ARGB lighting. This can keep you flexible – in case you decide you don’t like a certain look.
The next and probably the biggest factor is the lighting itself. This can come from your desk, PC rig and so on. This is ultimately going to be a huge factor in determining the room color theme – if that’s something you’re a fan of.
The good think about lighting (especially RGB) is that you can turn it off, and pretty much go in any direction you want to go. All you have to think about is where you’re going to place it and what style of lighting you’re going to have.
I like to have lighting come from multiple veritcal levels – ceiling, desk, and gaming peripherals as it creates a better overall feel and ambiance.
- Monitor Wallpaper
I know it might seem quite trivial, but as you can see from the gaming room colors and setup examples above, the wallpaper itself actually has a lot of influence on the general look of the whole room. So there’s definitely some consideration to be had in that respect.
Again, like your RGB lighting, the great thing is that it is flexible – literally at a few clicks of some buttons, you can change the entire wallpaper. The next items on the list are more permanent in nature, so you’re going to have to ‘know’ that this is the right color scheme for you.
- Gaming Peripherals
The above list of items are flexible in nature but when it comes to gaming headsets, gaming controllers, mice and keyboards and so on. The overall look is more permanent, although, you can customize them all to a much larger extent.
These are the types of items that can really help add that bit extra to a gaming room and you can really take it to that next level in terms of personalization.
Figurines and models are a key way to add to a gaming room decor – but again – you’re going to need some sort of process and thinking behind what to get specifically to make sure it fits into the whole gaming room color scheme.
Not sure, how deep you want to go – but you can really get into the science of color themes and how to use different colors to complement one another.
For instance check out this Color Picking site.
Here it allows you to pick out the different complementing tones and others colors that go well with one another as well as contrasting colors to help make something pop out more.
For instance, if you have gone with a Purple type theme – then you’re going to want to use a ‘Yellow” tone to help it stick out – as that’s what provides the most stand out aspect.
However, you can go with a range of other combinations as well.
How this works is that it goes to the opposite end of the color wheel with a high contrast (“+180 degrees of hue”)- so a potent green in the case of a Purple.
Again taking the same sort of aspect of the above but you go for two adjacent colors with +30 and -30 degrees of hue from your existing color.
This is s where each color is 120 degrees from one another – essentially exactly cut into three and works really well.
This is what most people are used to and what I think you should likely go with – as it is easiest to achieve – is basically different shades of the same color. Light Purple, standard Purple and Dark Purple in this case.
Find out more here. Using this knowledge can go a long way into designing the perfect gaming room theme and overall color for you.
Our Thoughts on Gaming Room Colors
I think you want to be somewhat flexible when it comes to choosing a color for your gaming room, as you might want to change it up as you go along.
Choosing the best gaming room colors – actually comes down to the base you have set – when actually painting your gaming room. The safest, is definitely some sort of White.
Opting for a monochromatic type look when it comes to painting and the general decor, to begin with. Then you can make use of RGB lighting and even your wallpaper on your monitor to quickly change things up.
The images above best highlights how you can go from an almost Black and White setup to something pretty colorful. When you choose a color with regards to paint, you’re kind of bound to that color – or at least working with something that complements it – rather than having that freedom of flexibility.
Plus, it works rather well – with everyday living – I guess the only downside with it, is that it could be a little bit on the boring side for most.
A gaming enthusiast who started their gaming venture all the way back on a Gameboy Advanced (Purple) on Pokemon Yellow.