Our basement renovation is moving right along and I’m feeling a bit of pressure to make some of the decorating decisions, including paint colours. Up until this point, I’ve had a general idea of how I want the final area to look and feel, but I’ve been slow at nailing down specific choices. Today, the trim work is being finished and the next step will be painting. Time to make my final paint colour selections!
Normally, I go to my Benjamin Moore deck for colours, but I decided to give Sarah Richardson’s Collection from Para a try for a bit of a change. I like how the large paint swatches are making it so much easier to compare colours. I can truly get a sense of how the actual colour will look and feel on the walls.
Basement Paint Colors
For the main walls, I was looking for something neutral with a bit of a grey undertone. Cashmere (SR-13) seemed to be the colour that read a bit grey but still maintained a bit of warmth.
For the TV wall, I decided to go with a deep grey colour. My hope is that it will blend better with the TV and speakers so they are less of a focal point in the room. I also prefer watching TV screens in front of a dark background colour. You?
Thunderstorm (SR-72) is a grey that changes depending on the light, from grey to green to blue. I think it’s the perfect complement to the quartz countertop we’re planning on installing in the snack bar area, as well as some of the accents and artwork we plan on adding to the room.
For the trim and ceiling, I chose Snowfall (SR-29). I like the warmth it has without being too yellow.
Finally, the snack bar cabinets are going to be sprayed in Shoreline (SR-43), a soft grey derived from the colour of stone. I went back and forth on this decision between grey and white, but after seeing these light grey cabinets on Pinterest, I was able to make my decision.
I’m crossing my fingers all of the paint colours work well together. There’s really only one way to find out, so I’m taking the leap of faith. I’ll let you know how it goes in a follow up post!
Have you tried the Sarah Richardson Paint Collection? I’d love to know which colours you adore.
Although Sarah Richardson no longer has a collection with Para, these colours can still be mixed. Ask where they sell Para paints (now available at Lowes).
As well, if you want to see how these paint colours turned out on our basement walls and cabinets, go HERE!
Finally, check out Choosing Paint Colours with Confidence for tips on the paint selection process.
Enjoy your day,