How to Pick a Color for Your Basement?

Basements used for storing unused items in your house. They were designed to be used as bonus rooms before they became popular. This place is designed to store items, tools in your house. Most of the people were doing their laundry in this place. The basement is a good place to do chores and other little stuff. Nowadays, they are suitable for almost anything. If you are looking to increase the living area of your home, the basement is a good place to start.

If you have a really nice designed basement you can split the basement into two or three pieces. The place can be designed like a little home which you can put a bathroom and a bedroom there. If you are into gaming like many other people, you can put a gaming room there. There are different basement styles which require a different kind of lighting. If you have an older basement which generally has more open space and lighting, you should think about these features. New basements generally don’t have too much space and they are mostly used as a mudroom. Now let’s take a look at what you can do with your basement coloring.

Open Windows and Natural Light

If your basement is getting lots of natural light you really don’t have much to do. It’s really easy to pick a color if you have natural light inside your room since natural lighting provides a good amount of flexibility for designers. You can use any dark or light color in your basement and they will look great.

You don’t have to worry about the colors of your basement when you have natural light. However, there are still things you can do. If your basement has open windows, you will probably see some reflection of green grass through your windows. You have to think about this effect in order to create a beautiful ambiance. Your walls are going to reflect green color during daylight hours which is highly crucial. The color of your walls will be directly affected by this reflection effect. If you have windows which are close to the ground you should make your choice carefully.

No Natural Light Basements

If you don’t have any kinds of natural light in your basement it might be a problem. However, there are still some things you can do. You can use your basement as a media room if you don’t have any real lighting. Lighting fixtures are highly important when there is no natural light around. If you don’t pick good colors your basement will look like a cave since there is no natural light. You should not use dark or rich colors because they tend to darken the room. You have to light up all of the corners inside your bedroom so it doesn’t look like a cave. The color options are limitless but lighting is crucial. Adequate lighting is key when it comes to basement coloring. You have to make sure you picked a middle-range color and have adequate lighting in your basement.

Stone Features in Basement

These kind of features are very common in all basements. If you have moisture problems in your basement, you should fix these problems before you paint your basement. Moisture is the main enemy of the paintings, especially in the basements. You have to fix this issue before you cover up your stone features in your basements.

Color of the stone is really important when it comes to coloring your basement. You should match the colors of your basement with the stones in hand. Most of the times stones cast a shadow on walls which will weaken the colors of your walls. You have to pick strong colors in order to avoid this effect.

Large Basements

If you have a large basement you have a lot of things to do! One paint color is generally not enough for large basements so you have to use a variety of colors. You have to create visual separation inside your basement. You can paint different areas in different colors which will create different ambient for that area. If you have a gaming area you can paint there with a rich blue which will look very good. You can also use vertical stripes in order to separate the spaces. The large basements are generally really fun to decorate because there are so many things you can do. You can use things like room dividers, shelves, tables. You can change the colors of the walls, switch it up in a middle way, etc.

About Sarah Banks

My name is Sarah Banks. I live in Germany with my handsome husband and two children(one boy and one girl). We also have two cats and a dog in our house! I love all of them so much! However, pets can create a messy environment and sometimes they act like, they have problems with lights! I'm also working full time at a national bank! The kids are growing really fast and our pets are getting old :(. But it's still a great journey to spend time with them. I hope you will like the time spend you here, and acquire all of the valuable information I'm going to give you!

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