Post # 1
The next paint project in our home is the basement. Right now, we have a neutral beige colour which looks nice! We have absolutely no furniture for the basement right now, so really, anything goes. We can paint and then find furniture that goes after.
I have been trying to read up on what colours are best for basements, and the opinions are all over the place. I read two articles saying that rich colours are best, and if you go too light it looks drab and dull (especially when there is little to no light). Then I read another article that says to paint it white as it makes it brighter and bigger.
So I thought I’d check with you Bees to see what you have! Pictures are welcome!
Post # 2
We jsut built our home and used revere pewter for everything. With some color schemes it looks tan and in other color schemes it looks gray. Even in rooms with little natural light it still looks great.
Post # 3
hkinsley: I think we actually have a similar colour in the basement now. I thought it was beige, but when I went home and checked it was more of a beige/grey. More grey though, I think.
I just don’t know how dark we should be going. There are three windows, but they don’t bring in a lot of light.
Post # 4
MrsGatito: Our finished basement is my DH’s “man cave” and music studio. We painted one wall balck and the rest a caramel colour. He got extra funky and painted the doors black and the baseboards. It actually looked really good despite the look the paint guy gave us when we asked for black paint to be mixed!!!
Post # 5
We haven’t developed ours yet, but I will use the same colors as the rest of the house (chocolate brown, caramel and sandy taupe). I never like a bunch of different colors in a house, I like it to be cohesive and go together. We’ll use the same wood, carpet, etc and everything as the rest of the house too.