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What Color Should I Paint My Entertainment Center? [11 Great Ideas!]

Entertainment centers can be a huge focal point for your living or family room. Because of this, you want them to be pleasing to the eye of whoever is spending time in the room.

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You can purchase them in an assortment of colors. However, sometimes you can spruce up an entertainment center with a fresh coat of paint which makes the color possibilities endless.

That being said, when you have endless possibilities, making a decision can feel overwhelming. We are here to help.

If you're considering painting your entertainment center, you've come to the right place. We've put together a collection of eleven color ideas to offer you some inspiration.

Hopefully, this will help you decide which color is best for your entertainment center or, maybe, which isn't right for you.

We'll begin with some neutral and basic colors, which you can adapt to fit most designs, and then show some more adventurous colors as we progress. Let's go!

Interior of a living room with sofa and furniture, What Color Should I Paint My Entertainment Center? [11 Great Ideas!]

1. Black

In general, black is a classic color, and it's true what they say; black can go with almost anything.

While it can often be labeled as a harsh color, the black entertainment center looks far from harsh in this example.

Large black shelf for large TV in a living room of an apartment

This homeowner softened the black entertainment center's look by adding various textures to the display. Take a look at the woven baskets and subtle hints of plant life.

Black is also a great option if your electronics are contrasting colors like silver. The black offers a nice border to the electronics in this example.

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2. White

A beautiful bright living room with a large sectional sofa, television hanging over a fireplace

Another classic color is white.

White can be adapted to fit any design style, from modern and contemporary to rustic and chic making it an easy choice if you are unsure about what you want to do with the rest of the room.

The all-white decor and paint on this entertainment center leave the TV as the focal point but still add interest to the eye.

If stark white seems too clinical for you, off-whites and creams are also a great choice and can sometimes blend better with other neutral colors.

Choosing an off-white will soften the contrast making it seem less stark and can be easier on the eyes.

3. Gray

Our last classic color before discussing more adventurous choices is gray. In this example, the gray entertainment center is paired with other shades of gray furniture, but it is very versatile.

Gray is the great in-between of black and white. It's a soft, cool, neutral that can be paired with pops of color or kept with its neutral counterparts.

Gray has boomed in popularity over the last few years, and it's unlikely that it will go anywhere soon. So, if you're looking for a color sure to stay in fashion, gray might be the option.

4. Duck Egg Blue

A slightly more adventurous color, but still one that will pair well with others, is blue. A light blue, also known as duck or robin egg blue, is used in this example. Duck egg blue is technically a shade of cyan.

This contemporary color invokes a feeling of calmness and well-being.

It can be treated as a neutral color which means it's easy on the eyes and can pair with various colors. In this example, the duck blue entertainment center pairs nicely with the pop of color in the rug and the vase.

Once again, the texture is implemented in woven baskets, accented with white decor items. 

Click here to see Robin Egg Blue Paint on Amazon.

5. Yellow

Flat screen tv on large tv cabinet in the living room

If you're looking for a warm color to paint your entertainment center, yellow may be an ideal option. This subtle yellow goes well with the other earth colors in this home.

Yellow is the color of warmth and the sun and invokes a welcoming feeling.

The color keeps your eyes busy and aids in hiding a lot of the electronics on display here, which is perfect for those who aren't fond of all the devices being seen.

6. Moss Green

Here's a good use of another earth tone...green! This moss green entertainment center will make a statement in your home.

You can create a rustic-inspired space when paired with other natural earth tones. In this example, the vibrant white decor adds some contrast and a little dramatic flair to the overall look.

This is an excellent example of how many options you have when choosing a color for your entertainment center. You don't have to stick with neutral colors. Don't be afraid to be bold.

See these white vases on Amazon here.

7. Tan

The walls are decorated in white tones with wooden materials, built-in cabinets and wooden arches

A warm neutral color you could choose to paint your entertainment center is tan. As you can see in this example, it is also a color that goes well with many other colors.

Hints of red, pink, and green are noticeable in this contemporary living room.

It also goes well with metallic colors such as silver, bronze, and gold, which can add a sense of elegance to your room. Choosing a tan color gives you lots of opportunities to add natural texture to the space in the form of wood and woven materials.

8. Denim Blue

Modern interior of living room with tv on the cabinet on dark blue wal

Isn't this denim blue entertainment center stunning? In this example, the blue brings a pop of color to an otherwise very neutral-colored room.

You've probably heard of throwing in an accent color to elevate an interior design, and that isn't limited to just adding in an accent wall. This tranquil blue offers a delightful backdrop to the TV and other decors.

9. Pistachio Green

This pistachio green would pair well with other warm earth tones and warm reds and oranges.

This green is much more subtle than the moss green example we shared, so if that was too bold for you, this pistachio green might be more to your fancy.

Pistachio green and other similar shades, like duck-egg blue, are known to generate feelings of calmness, making it a perfect choice for a room you want to relax in.

In this example, pairing it with a tin watering can and birdhouse helps to create a rustic, country feel. However, that doesn't mean you can't incorporate it into other design styles either!

Check out this watering can on Amazon.

10. Red

Small modern living room interior

Here's our most vibrant suggestion yet...red! Bold and rich, this entertainment center is certainly a statement piece. Red can be overpowering if overused, but this seems just the right amount in this space.

Sometimes modern designs can feel cold and unwelcoming, but this red paired with blue furniture and gold accents creates a warm, inviting space.

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11. Mustard Yellow

Finally, we've included another example of a yellow entertainment center. This time we included a bolder shade. This lively mustard yellow can help bring some sunshine to your space.

In this example, the entertainment center has a black interior showing that you don't just have to choose one color for your piece.

The black and yellow together create contrast and leave a background that will not mute the TV display.

To Finish Up

We've given you eleven ideas that range from neutral to bright and daring. Hopefully, you are feeling more confident about which color to choose for your own space.

Paint can add character and is a great way to change up the mood in a room. It's also easy to change colors and try again if you do not like the initial color you chose.

It's important to remember that although there are "styles" in interior design, it's your home, and you should choose the color that speaks to you the most.

There are no set rules, and you should choose any color you'd like. After all, you have to stare at it each day.

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