Decorating & Furniture/Excercise room


I recently purchased a home. It has an exercise room that the past owners have painted a sort of blue green. I don't like the color, but feel limited because the floor has the soft matting which is a puzzle work of green, blue and black. The exercise room (about 14'x14') is in the basement off of a game room so it is an area that will be well used. It opens up into the laundry area and a small bath. It's all combined; there are no doors. Because of the layout there is no way to divide up the exercise room and laundry area, but I considered partial swinging doors to divide the bathroom and laundry area? I'm explaining all this because whatever I paint the exercise room, the color has to flow into the other rooms. I like neutrals and reds but it wouldn't match the exercise room floor. (The bathroom and laundry area aren't finished and have no floor laid yet) Any suggestions?

My best suggestion in this case is to use a neutral for the walls, and pull vivid color into the space with accessories.  Consider (since it's a basement) a camel brown or even a taupe.  This allows you to use most any other color you want in the adjacent space.


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