Ask A Color Expert – Gym Room

An inquiry came in from a reader named Mary, who just moved into a condo and is going to make her spare room a gym room so she wants an idea on what paint colors to use. Gym rooms are perfect for those energetic colors such as orange, red and yellow to upbeat your workouts.
Hello Color Experts! I just moved into my new condo and I am turning my spare room into a gym room. The room has plenty of natural light coming in. I do not want anything dramatic maybe a feature wall and remaining walls in a lighter color. Please advise on what would work!
Thank you for your interest in BEHR Colors! We will be more than happy to provide you with an idea on how to paint your gym room.
Orange is the perfect color when it comes to getting energized and you will need that in a gym room. I will suggest Flaming Torch PPU3-3 for the accent wall and Cotton Knit PPU7-11 for the remaining walls. As for the window trim I will suggest Intellectual which is a charcoal just to add some nice contrast
Colorfully Yours,

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Comments (12)

  • Cristina Wilson says...

    Hello Deanna,
    I am upgrading a room into a home gym. The room is 29×9 with light wood floors. I really like the Inferno color but might be too much for that room size. I was thinking of painting the shorter walls (9′) Inferno and the longer walls (29′) Overcast. I would finish the trim with Cotton Knit. What do you think of that color scheme? I was having trouble finding the right shade of grey. Lastly, I am buying long mirrors. Should I buy with a grey, black, or white trim? Thanks

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Cristina, thank you for visiting our blog.
      Those are great color choices for a home gym.
      You can indeed do 2 shorter walls in Inferno and the longer walls in Overcast.
      Cotton Knit is also perfect for the trim. As for your long mirrors a trim in black will add a nice modern touch.

      Hope this helps!
      Colorfully Yours,

  • Jason A. says...

    Hi! I really like this color combo you mentioned, flaming torch/cotton knit/intellectual for my home gym. My room is small and I don’t have window trim to paint intellectual. Would you advise I paint the door and floor trim intellectual for contrast? If not, what color would you recommend for the floor molding and entry door.

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Jason, Thank you for visiting our blog!

      You can indeed paint your door and trim Intellectual! That is a great combination for your home gym.

      Colorfully yours,

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