If you have a basement in your home, it's likely that there are a few support posts in this area — particularly in any basement room that is large. It's common for these posts to be finished in drywall and painted in a standard color such as white or off-white. While you might not think much about these posts, changing their color can be a fun idea to explore with a local interior painting contractor. You have many different options, including choosing a bright hue such as red, blue, or green — depending on the look you want to achieve. Here are some reasons to give your basement support posts a bright color.
Splash Of Color
A lot of basements can have a dark and somewhat bland look. While adding color to the space can be desirable, you want to do so in moderation so that the basement still looks tasteful. You might not want to paint one or more walls in a bright color, but painting the support posts can work well. Doing so adds some color without looking overwhelming. For example, white basement walls with blue support posts can look a lot more vibrant than white walls and standard white support posts.
If you often have gatherings of friends in your basement, there's a good chance that someone has bumped into one of these posts over the years. People don't always expect posts to be present in the center of the room and can turn and walk into them on occasion. Even if they did so gently and feel more embarrassed than injured, you don't want this scenario to happen very often. Painting the posts in a bright color is a good way to make them more visible, thus decreasing the likelihood of a first-time visitor failing to notice a post and walking into it.
Connection To A Theme
It can be fun to paint the support posts in your basement in a bright color that ties into the theme of how you use this space. For example, if you have a large TV in the basement and often gather with family and friends to watch your favorite sports team's games, consider painting the support posts in the color of the team's jersey. Or, if you have a pool table in this part of the home, you might consider painting the posts green or maroon, depending on what color of felt is on the table. Contact a local painter to discuss this project.
Contact a company like Beyond Exteriors to learn more.