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Music and color can influence mood and evoke emotion separately, but when they work together they can create a profound experience. If you have a music room in your home, then you already know how important it is to create the perfect environment.
Whether you're designing your music room for the first time or need some inspiration to improve your existing space, you've come to the right place. We've gathered some examples that will have you rushing to the store to get your design project underway!
As you read on and gather inspiration, keep in mind that it isn't the size of the space that matters but how well it speaks to you. If you have a full studio or floor that you can dedicate to music, that is great! But you can also make an equally effective music space out of a single room or even a nook in your home.
Keeping It Neutral
Neutral colors can be used in any space and for any reason. Naturally, using them in a music room is no exception. Neutral colors allow you to add wall art, music posters, or even instruments to the wall without having to worry about colors clashing.
1. White And Wood
The white walls and wooden floors in this image illustrate that you don't need to make too many changes to an existing room in your home to transform it into a music space.
In a music room, of course, the instruments are the stars of the show. The minimal, neutral-colored decorations added to the room's aesthetic without distracting from the instruments. This basic color scheme also lends to a calm atmosphere, allowing music to remain the main focus of that space.
2. Classy Beige
This image illustrates how you can use the architectural features of your home to create a music space. The colors of the two-toned wall work well together and complement both the floor and the piano.
There are little to no distractions to take the focus off the music. However, a piano player using this room will be able to enjoy both the inspiration of the outdoors and the focus of the neutral beige when practicing.
3. Dark Neutral
While the lighter tones evoked the calm beauty of music, the darker neutral colors of this room provide a more intense, electronic feel.
You'll notice that the room in this image is filled with very large equipment that takes up most of the space. The shade of grey chosen for the walls does a good job of opening up the space while being dark enough to match the tone set by the type of equipment and instruments housed in this room.
In addition, the dark grey pairs well with the existing wood floor. This color is a good choice if you are making an existing room with hardwood floors into your music space.
4. Brown And Grey
This space utilizes a similar darker grey than the previous image but takes a different approach by lightening up the space. The light wood floors, grey and brown carpet, and honey brown trim warm up the grey walls and make the space look larger.
You can use a pop of color, such as the blue rug, to break up the neutral tones and add an extra dimension to the space. Blue is a great color choice in this instance because it pairs well with the room's colors and it is traditionally linked to creativity.
5. Shades Of Wood, Pop Of Color
This space again exemplifies how you can use a current space for your music area. This room is colored very simply with light walls and a dark wood floor. Decorative accents are different shades of wood with some pops of color. The resulting look is clean yet beautiful.
Neutral color schemes perfectly match calm and elegant music styles. By contrast, bolder color schemes set the tone for more edgy genres, such as rock.
6. Textured Greys
This room likely started out as a basic bedroom. However, the creative application of paint on the walls elevated it to a rock music studio. A technique called splatter painting can help you achieve this effect. Take a look at this video to learn the technique:
You can also mix additives such as glitter or epoxy chips into your paint to add some dimension and texture to them.
7. Rock Greys And Browns
This image uses different colors to create an interesting rock music atmosphere. The floors and rug are dark-colored but the bright lights brighten the room.
Unless you have a lot of space in your music room, it is unlikely that you have the space for the big lights featured in this image. However, you can create a similar look without making the room too dark by using track lights, lighter flooring, or big floor lamps.
8. Black And White Contrast
You don't have to be a design expert to create a rock-style music room. Replace this bedroom's bed and add some chairs, and the room in this image would be a perfect music space.
To re-create this look, use black and white as your primary color palette for all furniture, the walls, and the flooring. For the decor, peel-and-stick decals are an easy way to add some music images to the walls.
You can create the black wall in two different ways. Use black paint for the wall and white paint for the details, or you can use chalkboard paint for the wall and chalk or spray paint for the details. Don't fret if drawing isn't your specialty. Many retailers sell wall stencils that will help you create the look you want.
Patterns And Texture
While many of the rock-inspired looks used texture to create the right atmosphere, patterns and texture can be used in any music room.
9. Coffeehouse Jazz
This image is a toned-down version of the similar rock-inspired room we discussed earlier. Lightening the wall colors using a darker floor completely changes the final look. The additional instruments and "jazz" wall art take you out of the edgy rock mood and place you in a more smooth, mellow jazz mood.
This transition is a good example of how easy it can be to change your space's surroundings to put you in the right frame of mind for the music you are performing.
It can be difficult to style a brick room, but this image shows how elegant and modern a brick room can be. A grey-hued floor, metal light fixtures, and a neutral rug elevate this room from a cold, empty space to a contemporary music room.
If you don't have brick walls in your but love this look, you can create it yourself using peel-and-stick wall panels. Brick panels come in a variety of styles from clean, evenly spaced bricks to more rugged and worn bricks like the walls in this image.
A music room is fun to design because you can use any number of elements as your inspiration. You can choose darker, edgier colors if rock music is your genre or elevated, elegant colors if you prefer piano or orchestra.
Many times, you won't have to make any changes to your existing walls and flooring. You can create the atmosphere you are going for with wall art, decals, furniture, and instruments. If you want to make changes to the walls and floors, you can be as creative or as simple as you choose.
Most importantly, choose the color scheme that speaks to you. Your music room is a space for creativity and inspiration. Decorating your music room in a way that will inspire you will only make your music more satisfying.
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