Address the roof. A painting unfinished basement walls air ducts, beams and generally means exposed wires. Paint all the overhead in matt white can be a solution if using the ceiling finish is not within your budget. Otherwise, a dark charcoal can make the roof disappear into the shadows. The path you choose will largely depend on the bright choice; while cheerful lighting will reflect more of the roof, soft lighting works better with a dark ceiling color.
Basement generates ideas about dark basement and damp dungeons – not exactly the most welcoming place. But with some careful planning and a budget, you can even a painting unfinished basement walls exudes warmth and charm.
Pick a bright, inviting shade of the walls. Paint is your number one friend for cost and immediate livening up a space. Neutral tones as beige and soft tans works and you should avoid Clinical and pure white, which is sharp. Before you apply your color, determine a base coat of waterproof primer to protect the paint against humidity and underground moisture. Let the paint and primers to dry 24 hours between coats.