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A Palette Guide To Basement Paint Colors

Basement Paint Colors Guide

Basement Colors

Wall Paint Color: 1488 Sage Mountain


Basement Color Scheme

Wall Paint Color: Merlot Red (closest match)


Basement Painting Ideas

Wall Paint Color: Passion Blue (closest match)


Wall Paint Basement

Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Red (closest match)


Color Ideas Basement

Wall Paint Color: Stormy Sky (closest match)


Rustic Basement Color Scheme

Wall Paint Color: Bryant Gold (closest match)


Basement Wall Color Paint

Wall Paint Color: Sea Star (closest match)

The paint colors you go with for a basement will depend on whether you want the space to feel cozy or large. To make a space feel large go for bright colors. For a cozier setting paint the walls with deep dark hues. Lighting can also play a part in how your basement feels: Design Guide: Basement Lighting Ideas and Options.

The choice of your basement paint colors also depends on what kind of space you are turning it into. For example a gym would need bright colors, a bar could use more rustic colors, while playrooms would have more colorful color schemes (14 Different Room Ideas For a Basement).

Here are some color specific posts to get ideas from:

Important Note: Keep in mind the colors of the ceiling, carpet and any major cabinets/furniture. All of these, together with the wall color, form the color scheme of a room. As you see in the pictures above – the color palette is not made up just from the wall color but also the ceiling, beams, carpet, etc.

Mix things up with unique features like stamped concrete wall textures, or turning an entire wall into a chalkboard – have a look here for more basement wall ideas1/2/3/4/5/6/7

Here are some neutral paint color ideas – ideal for most basements:

Basement Color Scheme Ideas

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February 7, 2013 in Basement


17 Responses to A Palette Guide To Basement Paint Colors

  1. Susan May 28, 2013 at 4:17 am #

    Loving these colours, but one problem is I don’t know the names of them… I’d really like to know the names of the rustic basement colours, the first set and the last set. thanks… please get back asap as I will be painting my basement quite soon! (I would appreciate if you contacted me back through comments… thank you again.)

  2. Angela Coleman June 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    I’d like to know the name of the paint colors, bottom set, please!

  3. Erin July 28, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    What is the brand and name of the wall color in the first photo with the pool table?

    • Jessica Foss August 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

      I would also like to know the colors for the pic with the pool table.

  4. Melissa August 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    What are the names of the colors in the blue and grey palate http://www.hometreeatlas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/07-Basement-Wall-Color-Paint.jpg
    Love the colir scheme!

  5. Ewelina October 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    What are the colors on the second picture, the brown/orange ones

  6. Jacob October 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Sorry for the late reply. I’ve gone ahead and searched for the closest paint colors on Benjamin Moore and added them in the post.

  7. Rondi January 29, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    What are the colors in the Rustic Basement scheme?


    • Jacob January 31, 2014 at 11:42 am #

      Hi Rondi,

      I can only tell you the color of the wall paint: Benjamin Moore Bryant Gold. The other colors in the palette are made up of the other colors in the room: floor, furniture, the stone wall, etc. Hope that helps.

  8. kelly January 14, 2015 at 4:38 am #

    What are the colors in the 4th column of the color grid posted at the bottom of that section?

  9. Roberto November 4, 2015 at 4:29 pm #


    We were wondering if you know the names of the colors that are listed with 1488 Sage Mountain?