My Three Favorite Color Schemes for a Boy’s Bedroom

Today, I’m sharing my three favorite color schemes for a boy’s bedroom. This is a follow on to my earlier post – My Three Favorite Color Schemes for a Girl’s Bedroom.  The reason that I love these particular color combinations so much is that they can be used for any age – from toddlers to teenagers.  For each color combination, I will show you several pictures to illustrate the range of looks you can achieve with these colors. Enjoy!

#1 Navy and Gray

This is my all-time favorite color scheme to use for a boy’s bedroom.  I love the relaxing vibe that is created by pairing masculine navy with soothing gray.  It’s also very neutral, so you can add any pop of color to it you choose, and it works with virtually any theme (planes, dinosaurs, sports, etc.).  Add a little red or orange to create a more vibrant look…or mix in different colors throughout the years. This is a highly flexible color combination that will work for your son for years to come!  Here are some great examples of this color scheme.

navy and gray airplane boys bedroom

Source: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child

navy and gray nursery with reclaimed wood wall

Source: Project Nursery

navy and gray teen bedroom

Source: RH Teen


navy and gray aviation bedroom

Source: RH Teen

star wars kids bedroom

Source: Pottery Barn Kids

#2 Orange and Gray

This is probably not the first color combination that pops into your head when you think about boys bedrooms.  But, that’s exactly why it’s in my number 2 spot.  It combines neutral gray with outspoken orange to create an unique, yet masculine look. I especially love how these colors pair with wood! The trick is to use the orange sparingly.  In other words, let gray take the lead, and use orange only as an accent and not as your main color. The following rooms have achieved the perfect balance of orange and gray.

orange and gray boys room

Source: Coastal Crafty Mama

gray and orange boys bedroom

Source: Holly Mathis Interiors

gray and orange boys room

Source: Ashley Ann Photography

gray and orange bedroom

Source: RH Teen

color schemes for a boy's bedroom

Source: Pottery Barn Kids

#3 Navy and Green

This is a classic color combination for boys that has been used for years. The timeless pairing of navy and green works for both young boys and teens alike. Navy and green are both strong, masculine colors, so be sure to bring in lots of white or gray to tone them down a bit. This color combination can also work well in a gender-neutral bunk room, or even in a guest or master bedroom…food for thought! Here are some examples…

navy and green bunk bedroom

Source: DecorPad

navy and green boys bedroom

Source: Robb Restyle

navy and green bedroom

Source: Love That Blog!

navy and green teen bedroom, color schemes for a boy's bedroom

Source: Soulful House

navy and green bedding

Source: Wayfair

navy and green and white bunk room

Source: 2016 Parade of Homes

These make me want to decorate a boys room! Which color combination is your favorite?  Or do you have a different favorite color scheme for a boy’s bedroom altogether?

By | 2017-07-17T10:44:54+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Inspiration, Kids Bedroom|12 Comments


  1. crazyaboutexpresso June 26, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I am in love with the orange/grey combo. My son’s room currently is red/grey. I agree that some colors need to be used sparingly.

    • mwelsh June 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks for commenting! I love the orange/gray, too! My son’s room is currently navy and gray, but I keep wanting to add a little orange in there to spice things up. Unfortunately he’s at an age where he wants control over how his room looks…sigh. Definitely need to go easy on the orange, or it could look overpowering real quick! 🙂

  2. MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies June 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Melissa, This post couldn’t have come at a better time. I am soon to be re-doing my son’s bedroom. He wants camo, he is getting navy and gray . . .but I am liking that orange and gray too! Still time for a final decision. I’ll be sharing the photos with him. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us this week!

    • mwelsh July 22, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Great! So glad I could help provide you with some new ideas!

  3. Jann Olson June 27, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Love these as well. Now I am going to have to show these to my 16 year old grandson! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. Mary-The Boondocks Blog June 28, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I love these color combinations they are masculine but also have a fun side to them with the use of the brighter color. All really great choices.

    • mwelsh June 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks Mary!

  5. Emmi @ Emmi's June 28, 2017 at 3:33 am

    Great inspirations!
    – Emmi

    • mwelsh June 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks Emmi!

  6. diyadulation June 30, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Omgosh, I love all of these rooms. The grey schemes with pops of color are fabulous. I don’t know how to choose which one to use! Thanks for sharing all of these inspiration rooms at Merry Monday this week!

    • mwelsh June 30, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Thanks Marie!

  7. Pam July 29, 2017 at 7:23 am

    These are all so cute! I can’t even decide which one is my favorite. I love the use of gray as a neutral in decorating. We used it in our little boy’s nursery! Thanks for linking up with Bloggy Brunch in June.

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