Paint Your Cinder Block 5/12. Basement walls of cinder block, brick, or even poured concrete can be transformed pretty quickly and simply with a coat of paint. Go for a solid color, or get wild and design a mural to brighten up that subterranean space of yours. Related: 10 DIY Ways to Redo Your Wall—Without Paint.
Room dividers, fireplaces, and shelves can help you separate your paint colors more attractively than just starting and stopping color in the middle of a wall.Choose one color scheme for the entire basement using your main color throughout with accents in each activity area to tie everything in.
Color plays a big part in this space with a chili-pepper red glass backsplash, a red and guacamole green chair and a fiery red media cabinet. To create the illusion of a large window, she hangs wall-sized translucent blinds over the tiny basement window.
It's dark, but with the rest of the white and all the light in here, it makes for great basement paint colors. This room is light gray in color, with a little bit of white accent to help lighten things up.
Use one wall in a room as a focal point. Paint the wall a complementary color or a darker shade of the main color in the room. Add white to a room to make patterns and colors appear lighter. If you add a dark color, such as black, the darkness of the pattern comes out. Paint your walls in two bold colors to tie in with a pattern on a rug or chair.
Paint your basement walls blue. A medium or even dark, navy blue can be ideal for enhancing a basement space and lifting the spirits of anyone who walks downstairs. Blue shades give off calming effects and look pristine with lighter trim and soft, neutral accents. Paint your basement walls green.