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Paint for a Multipurpose Room/Theater Room

an_edmonton_guy's picture

ImageImageHello everyone.So we've redeveloped our basement area due to flooding and have decided to build a home theater area that is divided from the rest of the basement. However, the two flow into each other with rounded corners etc so we would like to have a common color for the entire area.The basement is lit with two smaller windows and the ceiling is only 8 feet high. We are putting in cork flooring which is a mid tone brown in color.( do you suggest for wall colors? I've included a photo of the drywalled area and I'm getting the flooring in next week sometime so I am hoping to paint soon.

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dytecture's picture

Anything with neutral tones would work with the cork flooring. ImageImage

gmcauley's picture

Hello an_edmonton_guy,

Personally, I love basements painted white (try Benjamin Moore's Cloud White or CIL's Antique White) because they seem bright, fresh, and unlike a basement.

Take a look at these two bright basements for inspiration:

And I think white walls would pair nicely with your brown cork, too! Good choice on the flooring! Eco-friendly and mildew-friendly for basements!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

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