A few weeks ago, I gave my laundry room a little refresher. With a simple paint job and new accessories, I made this space feel more like a home rather than a cold, dark room in the basement.
So I thought to myself, “how do I achieve the same feeling for the rest of the basement?”
answer: More PARA Paint!
I always say the most effective way to change a space instantly is by painting. It’s the best feeling to watch the first coat go up and see the transformation happen right before your eyes.
I decided to keep our basement walls light and picked a beautiful shade of grey that was similar to the grey in our floor tiles, Stainless (P5244-24). To add a pop of colour, I went with PARA’s colour of the year, Plantain Chips (PF52).
I absolutely love this shade for my accent wall. Since we hardly have any natural light coming in, this yellow brightens everything right up. It also makes the perfect wall for my vintage map I found at my local thrift store!
I rarely ever use primer to prep my walls before painting for two reasons 1) I like high quality paints with built in primers and 2) I’m just lazy. However, if you do use a colour like Plantain Chips, I would highly recommend using a primer beforehand. These brightly coloured pigmentations usually take more coats than your average colour and also take a little longer to dry. Just something to keep in mind.
Now that I’ve completed phase one of two for this basement project, I need your help.
You see that room all the way in the back. Yup, that one with the wood walls?
Hold on let’s walk a little closer.
Mini tour: to the right, you will see my laundry room!
And here we are. (I apologize for all the junk, it’s acting as our storage room right now.)
Yes so this is the room that has been untouched. I’m having such a difficult time deciding what I should do.
So let’s leave it up to you guys. What would you do with this room? Would you keep all the wood or paint it out?
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