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Painting new basement space -colour? - pics

Posted by eltada (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 19, 10 at 23:12

This is the first time posting (though I have done a lot of reading!) and I am asking for some ideas for my new basement space. It will be a playroom for the kids until they are older and then it will switch to more of a family/entertaiment room.

My husband is going to use paint from Home Depot so I have picked Martha Stewart's CityScape for the walls, MS Gull for the ceiling and I wanted to do an accent wall in MS Mariner (a dark blue). I am just not sure what colour should go where. Should the bulkheads be the wall colour? Is there a rule for an accent wall?

I have included some pics to show the space. As you can see there are a lot of nooks and crannies and bulkheads. The drywall taping and mudding isn't done yet so there are no lights and it was hard to get clear pics.

Any help is greatly appreciated...


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RE: Painting new basement space -colour? - pics

We used several accent colors in our basement. Paint is Behr.

My wife and I did everything in the basement DIY. Her original intent was all white walls, using colorful art to brighten the space. I wanted the basement colorful because the rest of home is fairly formal. She then selected colors from the rug you can see on the floor in front of the fireplace. Here's what was selected:
Blue opposite sides of fireplace - Behr Castle Moat
Green by the TV - Behr Dill Pickle

Gray behind the sofa - Behr Down Pour with Pearlescent Glaze to create the stripes (dark portion)
Silver for fireplace - base is Kilz White tinted with 2 oz. Black per gallon then sponge painted with Ralph Lauren Candlelight Silver.

Hope this is helpful.

Photos are linked below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Basement


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