In my house, the basement is the place where furniture goes to die, so I was all ears when my sister told me she was going to try to breathe new life into her own. Jessie has lots of elements for the basement already figured out. New sectional: check. New flooring: check. New paint color: nope.
Let’s get a sense of the room before looking at specific paint colors. See this corner?
Here’s the sectional that is going to go there:
The TV will be moved in front of the cubby area under the stairs:
And the gray carpet will be replaced with this:
So now we can turn to paint colors. Jessie’s oldest daughter, Lucy, is pushing for a warm, orangey color to make the room feel less cold and dank. Her youngest daughter, Anna, likes pink, and Jessie is drawn to the blues, blue/grays, and gray/greens. Here’s what Jessie says about the dilemma:
I am in a quandry about paint. Nobody in the family loved any of my initial samples, so I mixed and doctored and got all these other colors. Some are in better favor than others. My plan right now is to just paint the back wall where the large windows are or maybe the back wall and the wall below the stairs.
Here are some paints she is considering from the green family:
the blue family:
and here are some from the red, orange, yellow and pink family:
Here’s a look at all of them:
The basement will be used primarily for TV/movie watching and sleepovers (which Jessie notes are really just extended sessions of movie watching). So what do you think? Which color family should Jessie adopt to make her new basement fabulous?
PS — if you like one color in particular, let Jessie know which one in the comments section.
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