A quick way to freshen up your man cave is to throw some paint on those boring Eggshell walls. But if you’ve been to Home Depot recently and visited the paint section, you were probably overwhelmed by the 17,326 different color options you have to choose from. Maybe we’re exaggerating with that number, but the point is making a selection can be difficult without some direction. That’s why the TheUrbanQuo picked the brain of interior designer Kerrie Kelly with Kerrie Kelly Design Lab for her man cave color recommendations. 

Benjamin Moore Almost Black

When it comes to color, blue is the most popular choice for men. However, strictly using it in accents or choosing a deep hue often gets better results than a space completely covered in baby blue. Almost black gives a great effect for a more dramatic yet manly space—a bit of navy and charcoal coloration all in one.

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Sherwin Williams Essential Gray

One of the classic color choices for spaces inhabited by men is gray. This color works well with just about anything and depending on what it’s paired with, can take on extremely chic vibe. We use Essential Gray from Sherwin Williams time and time again for great results.

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Sherwin Williams Well-Bred Brown

If painting walls in a bachelor pad, a great hue choice for incorporating color in a high design manner is Well-Bred Brown from Sherwin Williams. It’s deep coloration provides the perfect backdrop for a masculine effect.

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Ralph Lauren Cottonwood

For a more subtle neutral approach, consider Ralph Lauren’s Cottonwood. Suitable for any room of the home or a general color throughout, it gives just the right amount of contrast to white doors and baseboards.

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Ralph Lauren Balmoral Red

For male-friendly contrast to these tones, consider a saturated red. Not just any red will do—the wrong shade can completely throw off the balance of a room. Stay away from reds with pink undertones Fire-engine reds with a blue undertone work best like Ralph Lauren’s Balmoral Red.

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