Before: Lacking InspirationChristina, a radio host, and Kim, a musician, have two very different visions for their basement. They use the room to entertain and relax and also as a music room, which has to be vibrant and creatively inspiring. This duo knows what they want but not how to implement it. Can color harmonize Christina and Kim's clashing concepts for their basement?
The walls below the wainscoting are pale mint green, and the upper walls are cream — cold and uninspiring.
After: Jazzy Bar ColorsKim and Christina choose vibrant burnt orange for the upper walls to give the room a jazzy bar ambience. Brown textured wallpaper is applied to the lower walls below the wainscoting. To warm up the room even further, the wainscoting and ceilings are painted tan. The fireplace mantle is removed and replaced with custom-built shelves painted creamy white, and the TV is placed above the fireplace. Black accessories contrast with the white shelves and throw pillows soften the leather sofas.
Did You Know? Orange stimulates creativity and expression. It's the warmest and most creative color on the color wheel.