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    Paint Colors for Basement Bar

    Hello. I am trying to employ everyones help on what I could use for paint colors in my basement bar. I will have a sports bar theme with many different colors going on the walls. The items going on the walls vary from mini helmets of different football teams to bats, balls and framed jersey as well as pictures and sports publications. People have suggested a semi neutral but that just seems kind of boring but at the same time, I know I can't get to out there. PLEASE HELP as I have exhausted all other options for help.

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    The bar should be multi-colored if you know what I mean.


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    Go with black.



    And hire a bouncer.

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    You may be figuratively 'painted into a corner' on this. There may be no other plausible aesthetic option than committing to a neutral. The difficulty of committing to a primary color is that the shrine would then create a specific association with whatever sports team has those (primary) colors. I can't conceive a non-ugly color scheme that hasn't been adopted by some popular sports franchise.....
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that you paint your basement whatever color you like. If your football buddies don't like it, they can watch the game at Cicuit City.

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    Cheap, thin wood paneling.
    A Hamm's beer sign. (with or without the bear)
    A life sized cutout of John Elway, whopping some Chief ass. (sorry, I saw your location, and just HAD to say something)

    I really don't think the color would matter, as long as you had beer and sports, you and your buddies will make good use of the place.
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    Black. Whatever you choose, though, go for matte. The last thing you want is shiny walls. Should absorb light rather than reflect it.

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    Quote Originally posted by kc-kufan
    <snip> The items going on the walls vary from mini helmets of different football teams to bats, balls and framed jersey as well as pictures and sports publications.<snip>
    I suggest you paint the walls Hunter Green and open an Applebee's in your basement.

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    Interesting first post.........

    Try football turf green.
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    Quote Originally posted by kc-kufan
    Hello. I am trying to employ everyones help on what I could use for paint colors in my basement bar. I will have a sports bar theme with many different colors going on the walls. The items going on the walls vary from mini helmets of different football teams to bats, balls and framed jersey as well as pictures and sports publications. People have suggested a semi neutral but that just seems kind of boring but at the same time, I know I can't get to out there. PLEASE HELP as I have exhausted all other options for help.
    By the way. I assume you are the wife of the guy who is building the bar, right? Any guy who agonizes over the color scheme in a basement bar where he wishes to hang mini football helmets has got a lot of issues.



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    As a former Jayhawk, I say do half the room in blue and the other half in red.
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    And don't even think about Nebraska Red or Texas Orange.
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    Hey, kc-kufan, welcome. Topeka is my birthplace and I go through at least twice a month. Greetings from 1 hr. and 15 minutes west of you.

    Bar colors.... deep red or maroon with cold accessories. Find some deep red shag carpet for the floor and walls. Throw bean bags around and have a strobe light, lava lamps, fish tank and 70's vintage pabst sign.

    Enjoy !!!!!!

    HANG ON, this is Kansas.... are bars allowed?
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    And don't even think about Nebraska Red or Texas Orange.
    What about Mizzou Gold?

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    Purple and White. Sort of an OWNED theme.

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    Our basement bar is Hunter green (a la applebees?... yikes!), terra cotta and we are thinking of a yellowish color. The bar itself is stained a chocolate color. Since we aren't quite done yet, I don't know how it will all come together. But forest/hunter green and terra cotta look shockingly like a baseball field when put together... so that seems right for a sports bar!

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    And don't even think about Nebraska Red or Texas Orange.
    Thats kind of funny, I was just going to suggest Husker Red. Its a great color, represents WINNING!!!

    We just moved into new offices and my office is very bare right now, but will be very Huskeresq. Along with some green and black for my ND Fighting Sioux!! I suppose thats an option too, green and black.

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    I would go with green or a light brown. I like the wood idea, and just say no on Husker-red it does little for you in the real world and/or the NFL.
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    Quote Originally posted by Budgie
    ....Bar colors.... deep red or maroon with cold accessories. Find some deep red shag carpet for the floor and walls. Throw bean bags around and have a strobe light, lava lamps, fish tank and 70's vintage pabst sign....
    This sounds like a house of ill repute. Not that I would know what they would look like for sure.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    We don't have basements in Florida. So the whole idea of hanging around underground sounds depressing. So I would go with bright colors, white, lime green, etc. Sports colors: ewwwww.

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    Welcome from another Kansan. Paint it a happy color, winters here are already to depressing.

    Glad to hear from you!
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by Queen B
    Welcome from another Kansan. Paint it a happy color, winters here are already to depressing.

    Glad to hear from you!
    It's a lovely sentiment, Queen B, but your signature blew my eyeballs out. Ouch!

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    Quote Originally posted by Queen B
    ......... Paint it a happy color, winters here are already to depressing..........
    You mean like my first post.

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    The British Museum (or the Metropolitian, or the Tate Modern, or ... I forget) recently repainted completely in a warm khaki; which apparantly they found the best backdrop for displaying pictures of many varied colours.

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