Choosing paint colours for a basement seems to be a frequently asked question at our store. We thought we would share this colour palette because it's calming, timeless and neutral. By painting the walls a nice soft gray/taupe (try Hc-172), there is only a soft contrast with the painted millwork/brick wall that is a warm white (try OC-117). This tone on tone effect visually creates a larger space, and softens the look more than just using one tone of off white. There is a focal wall painted in a gray/blue tone (try 2123-30) this adds a punch of colour...but can also be painted out over time if needed. As for the sofa colour, you are completely open-taupe, charcoal, chocolate, black, purple...you name it! Are you re-designing your basement? If so, come visit us at the store with pictures/samples of your space and our staff will be happy to guide you in the right direction.