If you’ve been planning on re-designing your gaming setup recently, there are countless ways to make your space unique and visually appealing.

If you’re not a minimalist or opt for darker industrial looks, a colorful option to consider is pastel colors.

These soft, muted hues can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any gaming setup, so lets take a look at a few reasons why pastel colors are a great choice for gamers and how they can enhance your gaming experience.

Why are pastel colors popular in gaming setups?

Pastel colors have become increasingly popular in gaming setups due to their calming and soothing effect. Unlike vibrant and bold colors, pastels create a more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, which is ideal for long gaming sessions, as well as relaxing time in your space. Additionally, pastel colors are visually pleasing and can create a sense of harmony and balance in your environment.


 Pastel Joy-Cons in Pink and Purple Colors.

Pink and Purple gradient Joy-Cons.

How can pastel colors enhance your gaming experience?

1. Reduced eye strain: Pastel colors have a lower contrast compared to brighter colors, which can help reduce eye strain during extended gaming sessions. This can result in less fatigue and improved focus, allowing you to perform better in your games.

2. Increased concentration: The soft and gentle nature of pastel colors can help create a calm and focused environment. This can enhance your concentration and help you stay immersed a game, a book, or any other activity you want to dedicate time for.

3. Aesthetically pleasing: Pastel colors are visually appealing and can create a sense of tranquility in your gaming space. This can contribute to a more enjoyable gaming experience and make your setup stand out from the crowd.



Joy-Cons with Cyan and Rose colors.

How to incorporate pastel colors into your gaming setup?

1. Wall paint: Consider painting your gaming room walls (or maybe a specific part of it, to experiment and see how you like it) in pastel shades such as mint green, baby blue, or lavender. This will create a soothing backdrop for your gaming setup.


Joy-Cons with sakura pink and blue colors.

Joy-Cons with sakura light pink and pastel blue.

2. Furniture and accessories: Choose gaming furniture and accessories like gaming controllers, keyboards, desk mats, headphone stands, etc. in pastel colors, such as a pastel pink or mint green. Subtle  touches can add a pop of color to your setup without overwhelming the space and are also more budget friendly since small changes can make a big difference.

Violet Xbox controller.

Pastel violet Xbox controller.

3. Lighting: Use pastel-colored LED lights to create a soft and ambient glow in your gaming room. This can enhance the overall atmosphere and make your gaming setup feel more inviting.

 Pastel blue Nintendo Switch Pro-Controller.

Pastel blue Nintendo Switch Pro-Controller.

Try And See

Pastel colors offer a unique and elegant aesthetic for gaming setups. Their calming effect, reduced eye strain, and increased concentration make them a great choice for gamers looking to enhance their gaming experience and overall relaxed vibes. We always recommend trying out a few changes at first. By incorporating pastel colors into your gaming setup through wall paint, furniture, accessories, and lighting, you can create a visually appealing and soothing environment that will take your gaming sessions to the next level.

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