Throughout the pandemic, people found themselves spending more time at home than ever before. Heading out to the gym simply wasn’t an option for some time, prompting many to take matters into their own hands.
Today, things have largely returned to normal, and most people are getting their lives back on track. Even so, the lifestyle adjustments millions made over the past two years look set to become permanent.
One example of which is working out at home, in the comfort of your own private gym.
From spare bedrooms to garages to basements to garden rooms, households across the country have been swept away by the home gym movement. This is hardly surprising, given how setting up your own gym could actually prove cheaper than taking on a long-term gym membership.
But when it comes to decorating your very own private gym, what colors work best? Do some colors motivate and inspire more than others, or is it simply a judgment call?
The answer…well, it depends on whom you ask. But the way we see it, the following five home gym colors are pretty much unbeatable.
- Red for Motivation
First up, research into color psychology suggests that red is a naturally motivating color. This could make red the ideal choice for those who take a little coaxing to get on the treadmill in the morning, and to stick around in their home gym for their full allocated hour. If you don’t want to paint the entirety of your home gym red, an accent wall or even just red trim can bring a real burst of motivating energy into the space.
You can also experiment with different shades of red, if the brightest of bright reds is a little too harsh on your eyes.
- Green for Calm and Tranquility
Right at the opposite end of the spectrum, green is the color to go for where peace, calm and tranquillity are concerned. Green can be equally motivating in its own way, but is more the kind of color you’ll see in a yoga studio than a power-lifting room. Hence, it depends entirely on the kinds of activities you plan on getting up to.
Either way, a green gym can be brought to life particularly effectively with a few floor-to-ceiling nor is distributed around the space.
- Bright Blue for Energy
Like red, this is another color that calls for a careful balancing act, in order to prevent the space from becoming an eyesore. However, get it right with the strategic inclusion of bright blue and you’ll be looking at a hugely energizing space for a frenzied aerobic workout. If your main goal is to focus on your cardio, blue really could be the perfect color for your home gym. Rather than emblazoning the entire space in neon blue, go instead with a feature wall and keep the rest of the room fairly neutral.
Neon colors in general are renowned for their energizing and stimulating properties, but blue can work particularly well in a home gym.
- Orange for Power
Why this is the case is anyone’s guess, but orange has long been associated with power and energy. Maybe it’s something to do with the way orange replicates the color of the sun, but that’s by the by. If you’re planning on doing some serious weightlifting in your gym, opting for an orange color theme is the way to go. You can go as bold or understated as you like with the shade of orange you choose, and again there’s the option of limiting it to a few features or an accent wall.
Colors like these can be particularly effective in home gyms that lack windows, helping create an effect that replicates natural light.
- White for Minimalism
Last up, the ultimate fallback option in all areas of interior painting is white. You simply cannot and will not go wrong with a white home gym, which irrespective of its configuration will always appear bright, airy and inviting. The beauty of white lies in how it draws attention away from the walls and onto the room’s other important features. It’s also completely impossible to go wrong with, if you’re struggling to find a color or theme you’re totally satisfied with.
If in doubt, go with white – you can always paint over it at a later date if you change your mind!
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