What color should I paint my basement/ What color goes with wood grain?

My basement is mostly wood grain paneled walls (70's style). I'm turning a section of the basement (that has drywall) into my office. What color can I paint the wall that will look good with the wood paneling?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    sage green, off white, white, light blue, mauve, I would stay away from brown and wood tones, but if you wanted to finish the whole 70's theme you could go avocado or burnt orange I heard it's making a coming back! Shag carpet is back, I was at a capet place last week and they brand new colors dirt cheep they even had some in burnt orange!

    good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    Oh my god, you want to KEEP the wood paneling? lol

    Mid century modern style may be coming back, but not like that. If I were you, I'd paint the paneling!

    Okay, but if you insist on keeping it, I'd find a modern-retro wallpaper in a light or bright color and use that. Basement dark wood paneling is so very dreary.

  • 1 decade ago

    Taupe.

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