The CertaPro Painters Football Fan Cave Color Scouting Report

Posted on September 14, 2018

The 2018-2019 football season has begun, and we know you’ll want to show support for your team this year by proudly sporting those team colors everywhere you go. Jerseys, hats, and even face paint are some of the most common ways people display team loyalty, but have you thought about bringing your fandom into your home?

Whether you’re a die-hard Philadelphia fan, a New England loyalist, or you have a feeling that this is Cleveland’s season, adding your team colors to your man cave will transform it into something brand new that only true enthusiasts can appreciate—a fan cave.

Whether you want to go subtle with simple accents or go big and cover the walls of your fan cave with your team colors, there are numerous ways to proudly display team spirit in your home. Add some memorabilia to the walls, bring in the TV and comfy chairs, and you’re ready for the best football season ever!

Whether you watch the season unfold in your living room, bedroom, or a den, here are some ideas for how to go loud and proud with those team colors and transform your home into your very own fan cave provided by CertaPro Painters® Susan Newcomer, an Interior Designer and Color Expert of Beautiful Home. Here’s what she had to say:

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The 2018-2019 football season has begun, and we know you’ll want to show support for your team this year by proudly sporting those team colors everywhere you go. Jerseys, hats, and even face paint are some of the most common ways people display team loyalty, but have you thought about bringing your fandom into your home?

Arizona

Arizona fans can impress their friends on game day with all-white walls, yellow sofas, and a graphic accent wall using Cenise, Breezy, and Caviar. Very graphic and fun!

Atlanta

Be more subtle in your devotion with exterior shutters in Tricorn Black and a high-gloss Positive Red for your front door for a classic and timeless look that lets people know who you will be cheering on this season.

Baltimore

Paint all walls independent gold with a large stripe around the room in Network Grey. Spruce it up with chrome accents for a look that shows it’s more than a game.

Buffalo

All walls in a high reflective white with a Blue Peacock carpet and a white sofa with red pillows. These bright, bold colors will get your blood pumping on game day!

Carolina

Why not turn your whole house into the ultimate fan cave? Imagine white reflective walls throughout, tricorn black trim, and furniture pieces in network gray. Add a dynamic blue as the accent color in every room for continuity

Chicago

Go for the goal with 18-inch horizontal stripes of high-reflective white and Network Gray on one accent wall with anchors aweigh on the three remaining walls. Add white furniture to tie in a sleek, modern look!

Cincinnati

For the ultimate fan’s bedroom, put a white bedboard on one accent wall and paint the remaining walls in Black Magic. Include feature accents in chrome and orange so there’s no second-guessing which team you show loyalty to!

Cleveland

Transform your family room with all white walls, and paint main wall Obstinate Orange with a thick 5-inch white and Protégé Bronze (brown) stripe running from the ceiling to the floor. Add white, brown, and orange accents on shelving against one of the white walls for a room that demonstrates team allegiance.

Dallas

Convert your study into the ultimate Dallas fan cave by painting everything high-gloss Royal Blue, from the ceilings to the walls and all the trim in between. A large walnut desk will stand out against the wall, and be sure to leave room for a game day fridge!

Denver

Make your fan cave stand out with white hardwood flooring, Blue Peacock walls, an orange rug and white sofa. Picture hosting your friends on Sunday and getting ready for the big game!

Detroit

Extend your Detroit homage to the bathroom of your fan cave with Tricorn Black walls and add Blue Peacock high-gloss to the sink base.

Green Bay

Show you’re part of the Pack with Yarrow on all walls. Skip the area rug and install Flor carpet tiles in colors like Caviar, Rockwood Shutter Green, and Software.

Houston

Nothing says loyal like Loyal Blue. Feature red and light blue accents/accessories with white bedding for the optimum fan cave bedroom.

Indianapolis

Convert your bedroom into a mini-Lucas Oil Stadium with barn wood and walls painted Misty Grey. Use bright blue and white bedding will lighten the room up.

Jacksonville

Give your fan cave a lounge feel by painting your living room in all Black Magic with a gold metallic ceiling accent and wall accessories. Add some comfy teal velvet chairs and a modern white round coffee table perfect for serving wings and seven-layer dip.

Kansas City

Bring your fan cave into the end zone with vertical 24-inch stripes in Real Red and Kingdom Gold at chair-rail height in a white painted room. Paint an accent wall in Dard Hunter Green with pure white floating shelves, and your room will look just like the field your team’s about to dominate.

Los Angeles (Navy and Gold)

On a busy game day, every host needs a place to serve the appetizers. Paint your dining room walls Celestial blue, and add a metallic gold wallpaper to the ceiling. Accent the room with white Lucite chairs, a crystal chandelier, and gold napkins on the table for those messy wings.

Los Angeles (Blue and Yellow)

Feel the electricity on game day by painting your living room walls Bathe Blue. Add a navy blue couch with white and gold pillows and a chunky white throw blanket. Feature accent lighting in gold to bring some winning energy into the room.

Miami

If your team goes to the kitchen to load up on game day eats, Miami fans can paint an accent wall in Dynamic Blue and the remaining three walls in a matte white. Accent with Knockout Orange chairs and paint the inside of the kitchen cabinets Gale Force.

Minnesota

A Minnesota fan can make a bold statement of fealty in the living room by painting all the walls Izmir Purple. Next, add different-sized polka dots in Rayo De Sol, with a few leading onto the ceiling. Use white window drapes and high-gloss white furniture to accent the room. Now all you need is the big screen TV.

New England

For a real winner, Loyal Blue dining room walls with all-white linen Parsons chairs, place settings in Real Red, and white wall accessories will make a patriotic impression on game day.

New Orleans

Make your fan cave as big as your love of the game with Misty Grey walls accented by Restrained Gold for the sofa and chairs. A mix of green and cream colors used for accents along with natural-woven blinds will make this cave look stadium-sized.

New York (Blue and Red)

Use Grenadine on all walls with pie slices featured on the main wall and outlined with a thin 1-inch Monorail Silver color. The highlighted feature is a sofa in Honorable Blue with accompanying silver light fixtures.

New York (Green and White)

Bring the game inside your living room with Hunter Green featured on the main wall and white shelving placed to form field hash marks. On the remaining three walls, paint Black of Night and add white accents throughout the room to show you’re ready for a touchdown!

Oakland

Everyone needs a break on game day, but don’t leave the game behind. Transform your bathroom by painting all walls in high-gloss, high-reflective white. Add a black vanity, a chrome faucet, and Peacock Blue wall art.

Philadelphia

They won big, and you will too with three different colors on an accent wall: Green Bay, Mineral Grey, and Samovar Silver. Create 8-inch horizontal stripes in succession of one another and repeat this process until you reach the end of the accent wall. Paint the other walls in Green Bay and you’ll be set up for another win this year!

Pittsburgh

Keep it simple with Gusto Gold walls, an area rug in Morning Fog, and chairs upholstered in Blueblood. It’s a subtle scheme that makes a big statement.

San Francisco

Your fan cave will be #1 with Tanager red on the ceiling and crown molding and gold metallic grasscloth wallpaper. Accent the red and gold with a modern all-black sofa and get the chips and dip ready.

Seattle

Turn your bedroom into the ultimate team homage. Paint every wall in Pickle green and behind the headboard create a chevron-inspired barn wood wall. Accent with navy bedding with crisp white sheets, and a white Flokati area rug.

Tampa

Apply Polished Concrete grey to your living room walls with a red accent couch and plenty of team memorabilia on the walls. Use a black coffee table and throw pillows to bring out the red (and, more importantly, make sure the table is big enough for game day eats)!

Tennessee

Tennesseans can convert a bedroom into a competitive fan cave by painting with Calypso and In The Navy. Use white bedding and white wall art/memorabilia to give the room a perfectly unified themed look. No one will wonder where your loyalties lie!

Washington

Keep your head in the game all week long by painting your office walls Gusto Gold to bring out the red tones of your cherrywood furniture. Paint the trim and use white wall accents throughout the room to become the ultimate example of team allegiance.

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Go Even Bigger With The Exterior Of Your Home

A dedicated fan cave or accent wall might not be enough for everyone. For true diehards, why not go bigger than every fan you know with an exterior painting scheme to let the whole neighborhood know who you’re rooting for?

It’s not too late to give your home’s exterior a makeover with your favorite football team’s colors. The weather is still warm and there’s plenty of time to get a painting project done.

If you’re a Dallas fan, you could paint your house white and use navy blue for the shutters or trim. If you prefer Oakland, use gray for the exterior of your home with black shutters. Love New York? A white house with green shutters shows everyone in the neighborhood who you’re rooting for. Add a team flag to the front of the house, and you’re ready to cheer for a winning season!

Before any paint job, it’s important that the surfaces are prepared correctly and that quality paint is used by true professionals. Some team colors run bold, and you want to make sure your fan cave or the exterior of your home not only looks great but stays looking great for many seasons to come.

Get in touch with a CertaPro Painters® professional in your area today, and learn how to transform your home into the ultimate fan cave before kickoff!


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