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Brighten Your Basement with These Paint Colours

Fun and Fresh Colour Ideas for Basements

Whether it’s an apartment, a family room or a ‘man cave’, a shot of colour can brighten your basement living space and make it feel brighter and more inviting. But how to go light while still getting the right feel you’re looking for in a space? We asked our Paint Shop decorators for colour ideas for basements and here’s what they came up with.

Before and after of a basement

Featured Colour: Ballet White OC-9 | Decorator: Wanda Hunter

Whites and Off-Whites

White paint doesn’t have to be boring. Choose the right undertone for your space to complement the existing colours of furniture and flooring. From Mayonnaise (2152-70) with its warm hint of yellow to Fog Mist (OC-31) with a cool and calming grey undertone, an off-white with just a hint of colour lightens a basement while still giving it personality.

Greys with Subtle Undertones

Like the off-white colours, subtle greys can add the brightness you’re looking for as you renovate a dark basement while still bringing a hint of colour. Skipping Stone (CSP-155) has a green-grey hue that gives a feel of nature, while Edgecomb Gray (HC-173) is a cool, modern shade that creates a stylish setting. The right undertone can change the whole feel of a room.

To try out a potential colour in your basement – or any space – download the Benjamin Moore Colour App. Just take a snap and spin the colour wheel to see just how great your basement colour makeover could be.

Still have more questions on colour ideas for basements? Schedule a FREE decorator consult at your local Paint Shop store or review our decorators’ portfolios online and connect for a ‘virtual’ colour consult.

If you’re looking for some inspiration below are the colours and shades our decorators recommended! These colours are a great place to start thinking about lighter, brighter palettes for basement living spaces that need a little TLC.

Top 10 off whites for basements