Here are seven bold colors that might be the perfect choice for your basement.What You Need to Know About Choosing a Basement Color The right colors can make or break your basement decorating plan.
Be sure to sample any colors you're considering, and take the time Your basement may be light and bright with a walk-out door, or it could be dark with few windows.Do you have some wood paneling that is SCREAMING to be updated? There is a light at the end of the paneling tunnel. Here are tips and inspiration to help you get that paneling looking snazzy and on trend once again. Designer Sharon Hayden suggests digitizing the family photo albums and paring down the book collection to favorite volumes, to leave room on the shelves for treasures and to create empty space where the eye can rest.She updates the look of the room with natural wood elements and a palette of soothing blues and grays. “Yes, you can do a white wash…I had hideous paneling in my kitchen, and I bought a huge bucket of drywall compound and slopped it all over the walls. One coat of Kilz, wait the allotted time and then paint with your color of choice. I did this for a store here in South Africa and it turned out great! Proper steps make for a long lasting paint job.” – Donna A. “My grandma had the cheap, fake “paneling” (a grooved sheet with a woodgrain pattern). “Or fill the lines with joint compound and then texture mine looks great! I painted directly over it with Behr’s Ultra paint (whatever it’s called with the primer in it). It is now beautiful and lightened up my whole life.” – Donna S. “We just did the dark paneling in a house we bought 3 months ago with one coat of primer and two coats of quality paint. Moving the television to a media console allows the Achesons to reclaim the wet bar as entertainment space.Give the room a more calming feel with a pretty gray-blue paint color, such as Winter Lake by Benjamin Moore.Color-trend forecasters have spoken about the paint-color trends worthy of your walls for the New Year, and there's something for everyone, even several options for lovers of white.Read on to find out what shades top paint companies think you should spend your hard-earned cash on in 2016.(Source) If you’re doing it for your own benefit and joy of living in your home then the cost may be worth it, but if you’re looking to increase your livable square footage without increasing your budget, here are some tips!