Help with my basement color scheme
slate5
November 4, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am getting ready to repaint our basement. I will not be able to replace the carpeting for a few more years. Unfortunately, the carpet is an earthy green and kind of dreary. The wall color is currently a paler version of the carpeting, and there are a few accent walls painted a darker yellowish-green. Everyone in the family is tired of the green basement. Is there a wall color I could use that would downplay the green carpet? I've tried some lighter grays but everything seems to clash with it. I'm wondering if I have to go with a cream color, but my husband would like something bolder. The basement gets very little natural light. We generally use Benjamin Moore paint. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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Brenda
maybe your could post a few more photos -- on my screen your carpet looks beige and the walls mint green. are you hoping to keep the coral (red?) color in the room, or can that change as well?
November 5, 2013 at 5:19am   
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chookchook2
That coral colour is hot right now. What about a shade of that?
November 5, 2013 at 5:24am     
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slate5
The rug really reads green in the basement. Even the pics don't really capture it. It's a grayish-green...but has a yellowish cast with the basement lighting. I hoping that getting rid of the green accent walls will help but just don't know what color would be best.
November 5, 2013 at 8:52am   
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slate5
It looks completely beige in this pic. So weird.
November 5, 2013 at 8:55am   
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Brenda
if its a grey green, then I would try a soft grey for the walls.
November 9, 2013 at 2:39pm   
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A Kitchen That Works LLC
I have to say the carpet does not look green on my screen either. How does this color strike you? http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/mountsaintanne
November 9, 2013 at 3:00pm      Thanked by slate5
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Brenda
what did you decide to do slate5?
November 27, 2013 at 7:04am   
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November 27, 2013 at 7:32am      Thanked by slate5
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KShoa
Green is a "complementary color". You can pick burnt orange or soft purple to go with green - in the same hue (intensity). Or a warm gray. Using other colors will clash too much.

Enjoy decorating!

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November 27, 2013 at 10:32am     
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slate5
I ended up going with a warm taupe grey and I am really happy with how it turned out. It looks much better with the sofa.
December 8, 2013 at 6:23pm   
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Barnhart Gallery
Aha slate 5, as I've only just read through your thread now, I see you've come to the solution I was just about to suggest. Bet it looks great!
December 8, 2013 at 7:51pm   
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