Teenage Bedroom Color Schemes

Let your teenager's tastes shine through with a bedroom color scheme he or she will love.

RMS_dodi-yellow-teen-bedroom_4x3

RMS_dodi-yellow-teen-bedroom_4x3

From

Design on a Dime

By: Gina Hannah

By the time kids are teenagers, they usually have a pretty good idea what colors and style of decorating they like. With some guidance from you, your teen can choose a bedroom color scheme that will be an extension of his or her personality and a personal space that's perfect for spending time.

Eclectic Teen Rooms

High-Fashion Hangout

Bold Poster

Sleek Daybed

Camping Cool

Photo By: Jason Kisner © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sweet Like Candy

Saturated Palette

Unusual Accents

From: Genevieve Gorder

Reading Nook

Photo By: Jason Kisner © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Fresh Walk-In Closet

Appealing Window Seat

Cozy Palette

Accent Wall

Rainbow Energy

Whimsical Daybed

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.

Browse Teen Room Photos

Hot Pink Patterned Headboard in Tween's Bedroom

Transitional Pink and White Girl's Bedroom With Tufted Bed Frame

From: John Daugherty, Realtors and Luxury Portfolio International®

Blue and White Transitional Girl's Bedroom With White Bed

From: John Daugherty, Realtors and Luxury Portfolio International®

Teenage Girl's Room with Monogrammed Bedding

Purple Teen Bedroom With Bunk Beds

Fresh Child's Bedroom

Bedroom Sitting Area With Blue Corner Chair and Ottoman

Photo By: Photo Courtesy: Dan Piassick © 2013 Gibbs Smith, Allure of French & Italian Decor, Betty Lou Phillips

Girl's Bedroom With Mirrored Closet Doors

Sophisticated Yellow And Black Playbill-Inspired Teen Room

Teen Bedroom With Striped Accent Wall

From: Jawitz Properties Ltd. and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Jawitz Properties Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

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.

Colorful Teen Bedrooms

Next Up

Good Bedroom Color Schemes

To find the perfect color scheme for your bedroom, start with the colors you love.

Bedroom Color Schemes

Color sets the mood in the bedroom like nothing else. Choose from a wide array of color options for your room's decor to set a mood that is perfect for you.

Warm Bedroom Color Schemes

Create a cozy bedroom retreat with a palette of warm colors.

Small Bedroom Color Schemes

Don't be afraid to bring color into your small bedroom, where you can use it to create a cozy or soothing retreat.

Modern Bedroom Color Schemes

Choose a color scheme that will complement your favorite modern bedroom furnishings.

Bedroom Wall Color Schemes

Your bedroom wall colors set the mood for the entire room. Choose from a wide array of colors for your room's decor to set a mood that is perfect for you.

Girls' Bedroom Color Schemes

The right mix of hues will help create a bedroom color scheme your girl will love.

Boys Bedroom Color Schemes

Blue may be a classic color for boys, but there is a wide range of shades you can choose for your young man's bedroom with these boys room ideas.

Organizing a Teen's Bedroom

Check out these tips for whipping your teen's bedroom into shape with a plan that addresses both work and play.

Nursery Color Schemes

Get ready for baby's arrival with a nursery color scheme that is soothing and cheery.

Stories We're Following

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.