So, we set off to Lowe's and came home with this:
We grabbed every pale gray-blue and spicy orange we could get out hands on. After much, much discussion, we knew we wanted a paler color for the main basement walls so the rooms wouldn't feel tiny and a bold punch of something warm on the fireplace wall.
The problem is that most orange paints are like, really super disgusting. None of the colors worked for us. But then, after broadening our horizons and looking at yellow, we found our colors.
Our plan is this: we want a space that is warm, casual and ready to play host to our many fabulous parties (snort). We'll be using Olympic's No-VOC paint in Blue Shamrock for most of the walls and Gold Bluff for the fireplace, whose bricks and mantle will be painted white.
That little wood chip is Allure's light teak - a flexible floating floor that is made for basements. (It is a snap to install and water resistant. Plus, we liked that it comes in planks so that if we ever do have another water problem, we can just replace the wet planks.)
The darkest color we chose was Olympic's Pickle Barrel. We'll paid the front of our new bar with that and are currently hunting cheap granite tiles to lay over the bar top.
The red pencil represents the accent colors, we'll have red pillows and accessories to jazz the whole thing up a bit.
So, there is is, the most ghetto sneak peak/mood board of all time, ever.
What big decisions did you make this weekend?