I plan on painting my basement, but we have these tiles (which quite frankly I am not a huge fan of). All these "interior design trend" sites only account for rooms that have dark wooden floors and what not. Can someone help me out?
This paint everything black
It will match all those failed dreams and missed opportunitys, close the door shut too because there aren't any more open doors for you, dispose of your parents expectations tho you have no use for that do you?
Take a picture of the whole room anon
How large is the area?
Are there any windows? What is the lighting like? How high is the ceiling?
I need to know these things in order to make a recommendation
The basement includes a bathroom and a bedroom. I guess this is the "main room" but it's currently being used as a bedroom (until next month when this person moves out) so PLEASE try to ignore the cluttered mess.
It's not THAT big, but it's not that small either. It's a rectangle.
>LEFT SIDE which includes the entrance
>RIGHT SIDE which includes a window and door to backyard, so i guess technically it's not an underground basement
Me again OP. I looked at the photos.
Definitely stay away from darker shades/colours. It will make the area appear much smaller with would be bad especially if you're planning on renting the space out.
I would suggest a light coloured paint. Nothing too neutral, its got to have colour in it. A light shade of green/teal would work. Maybe a light blue but IMO a more greenish colour like teal would look much better.
If you're feeling daring then a LIGHT violet shade could look fantastic with those tiles but you'd have to be very picky with the colour. A light teal would still be a safer option.
While maroon/burgundy would complement the tiles really well it's not suitable for the room overall due to low ceiling/low lighting/ small spaces and just the fact that it's a basement.
Stay away from hot colours like orange/yellow.
What sort of decor will be going in the basement OP?
Wow thanks anon. Yeah, that makes sense. I haven't gotten the decor completely figured out, BUT it should look like a family room that includes:
- a sofa + loveseat
- an area rug
- coffee table
- and one of these electric fireplaces. I want the room to be comfy
now i just have to figure out the best color combination
Ultimately, a light shade of a "cool" colour is what you want.
Depending on the colour of the decor or your stylistic choices you might decide to go with another paint colour but I'd strongly advise against venturing outside of the "light shade cool colour" domain.
I found this. I like it. I'm not sure how it looks on your monitor, but I'm hoping it's not too dark.
Then there's this which is also sage green, but I think it is a bit darker. Idk. I feel like a big mirror could help give the illusion of more space.
Honestly it's impossible to gauge without seeing the colour in person.
Personally though that looks too dull and dark; you want something a little lighter than that. Furthermore you really don't want an olive-like shade. Move away from yellowish/brownish greens and towards more bluish greens.
The reason for this is that it's too close in colour and saturation to the tiles. It will just look like an off-tint version of the floor, which will look bad, aesthetically speaking.
Imagine putting on a pair of jeans and a shirt that is a slightly more medium blue than the indigo jeans. Guaranteed that outfit will look awful. Same reasoning here.
Also the colour you've provided is still fairly neutral which you don't want.