What 'sheen' is best for basement ceiling
mariapereira
July 22, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are renovating a basement with seven foot ceilings. There are however many bulk heads where the height will be lower. I was wondering if adding some 'sheen' to the ceiling will help expand the space or contract it. Would extending the wall colour up to the ceiling help give the illusion of higher ceilings?
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houssaon
I think a flat finish is best. A sheen will draw attention to it and also show imperfections.
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Flat is fine unless there's lots of humidity which I hope you don't have in your basement
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LB Interiors
I would use a semi-gloss if the surfaces are all smooth. It will reflect light that is definately needed for lower ceilings. I think it will tend to raise the ceiling visually.
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mariapereira
The basement walls and ceilings will be new construction so the seams shouldn't be visible. I was thinking of an eggshell finish, but a semi-gloss could be interesting. I was thinking of using Benjamin Moore's Balboa Mist or Silver Satin on the walls. Are these colours too dark to wrap up around the bulk heads and onto the ceilings?
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LB Interiors
Eggshell will be less shiny and is a safe option. Semi-gloss is a lot shinier and works very well with contemporay and modern design. I would choose what seems to fit your design style best.
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LB Interiors
Do you have a photo of the BM colors? They seem pale and light. Should work well, I wouldn't choose colors that are too saturated unless you would like a cozier feeling for the room.
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Amy Wax
I would suggest a matte finish if you are using Ben Moore paint for 2 reasons .. 1. It will not show any imperfections and won't draw attention to the lower ceiling. 2. It is the most washable. With the lower ceiling you are bound to have some scuffs over time, this prevents you from having to repaint.
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mariapereira
The two colours are very light greys. Silver Satin is a white with grey undertones.
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LB Interiors
Those colors should be fresh and light. Good choice.
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