Good Questions: Should I Paint My Basement Studio Walls Chocolate Brown?

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Hello AT,

I’d like to paint the two walls bordering the “living room” portion of my rented basement studio chocolate brown, but I don’t want it to look too closed-in or dreary. I’ve included the fridge in the picture, so you can see how the “living room” transitions right into the kitchen…

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I want to paint only up to the refrigerator on that wall, to create the illusion of another “room.” It’s a work in progress, as I still have cover up the fuse box with something, frame the pictures, and get an off white area rug to put under the bamboo mat. Unfortunately, there is no better place for the floor radiator.

Thanks! Alison

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