The basement of your house is more than just storage. It has more to it than just keeping it all dark and gloomy with all that old broken pieces of furniture. You can turn it into a studio, a small library space, your arts and crafts studio, playroom, laundry, and what not!
I was in the dark till I realized there are plenty of paint colors for the basement with no natural light that changes the whole look!
Not just for your basement, but even the family room, living room, or bedroom can give you a negative vibe without natural light. So, on our quest to make dark rooms more appealing, we found a few savior paints. Check them out! So, you can easily apply these colors and techniques to brighten up the room or make it more sophisticated.
8 Best Paint Color for Basement with No Natural Light:
1. Subtle Purple
There are plenty of shades of purple that you can go for to make your rooms more spacious, vibrant, elegant, or even intimidating. For instance, lavender goes great with playrooms, living rooms, giving a soothing yet lively vibe. A slightly darker shade goes amazingly with the office or workplace vibe giving it a more sophisticated look. And even darker shades of purple may look fabulous for your bedroom if you want to give off an intimidating or mysterious vibe.
Mainly, when I see purple, it gives me a scope to play with the shades, which I love!
2. Sky Blue
I am a big fan of beaches and mountains, and the sky blue shade gives off the beach vibe. It allows a vibrant, spacious, and brighter look for the room and proves beneficial for spiritual upliftment. When applied to a personal space like an art studio, the pale blue shade will 100% calm your mind and make you more attentive. Again, if applied to the living room, it gives off a welcoming ambiance; ten on ten, I’d go for any of them!
To bring the whole look together, pair the room color with some lively or neutral furniture, accessories, decorations, etc.
3. Glowing White
No doubt, when we think of brightening a space, our heads think straight of a radiant white. Even rooms without natural light look brisk and refreshing with a bright shade of white. When paired up the accessories and furniture with white, I usually think of the traditional wooden equipment. But if you want to be a little playful with the plain white, you can go for brighter hues here and there to make it lively.
Glowing white can make any room appear brighter and more prominent, which is fantastic, and a safe choice to make.
According to professionals, gray is the color of elegance, and I agree with them. Grey was out of date for a while due to its subtility, but it’s back in the game as people are more sophisticated these days. It works similarly to white, but it goes more with the workspace or living room.
You can go for an ultra-modern look by combining gray with neutral or white furniture. Again, you can also go for the not-so-boring pop vibe with matching vibrant color scheme accessories to the gray. For instance, pairing with green, red, orange, or purple does give it a brave and bold impression.
5. Earthy Tones
Beige or earthy tones are the trend these days. Whether it’s for your home or a reception gown, beige and its shades give off a soothing vibe that everyone loves. It is an excellent choice for the basement when you pair it with dark wooden furniture and accessories. You can also add bits of white or even bold shades of blue, black, and green.
The overall look offers a warm, loving, and welcoming tone, which is why earthy tones are an absolute yes for living rooms with low or no natural light. You can also go for cream tones as it allows an exquisite and relaxing ambiance.
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6. Fiery Red
Basements can be dull, boring, gloomy, which can all together make you feel tired. Adding bold colors to the basement, like a splash of fiery red, can change the whole atmosphere. The bright shade can bring out the energy you needed for a studio or a game room space. When I say fiery rude on basement walls, don’t worry that the total area will bring out a very intimidating, scary look. The trick is to color only a couple of walls, not all.
The lively shade is an excellent addition to the basement if you are bold enough to play tricky colors.
7. Shades of Green
When we think of painting dark spaces or rooms with zero natural light, it’s typical to tend towards brighter colors. But, have you wondered even the darker shades could complement the dark space as it is without creating a monotonous space? Well, that’s what emerald green, dark forest, or pine shades of green does to your dark rooms. It adds a cozy, dramatic, bold impression to the room, complementing the lighter hue furniture and accessories. You can also add dark shade furniture in the room that would give off a significantly bold look.
On the other hand, when you add lime, fern, or mint shades of green, it reminds you of lemonades and beaches. You can add lighter tints to playrooms or your child’s room for a playful, lively look.
8. Vivid Yellow
For our final candidate, we have our all-time favorite lemon yellow. The shade gives an instant energetic feel, whether you apply it to the dark basement walls or lowlight living rooms. Adding bright yellow to naturally bright rooms can be a bugger as the radiance and warmth may be too much to take; it indeed complements the dark basement walls.
What I love about the color is how energetic and full-of-life it is. No wonder why people are rushing to paint yellow in their personal space, dance studios, and art studios!
I’m sure you’ll love one of these colors in your dark space with no natural light that’ll be finally brimming with joy and life. Good luck!