I thought I'd show you my basement stairs progress so far. As you can see, in the photo below, I haven't committed to stripes yet.....why you ask....
well....see that first photo up above....with the beautiful aqua painted stripe....i love that....but after much debating (which was just me thinking too much) I've come to figure out why those stairs just won't work in my home.
The reason....all the painted stairs I see....that I love....all have painted floors to go along with them. My floors are not painted wood floors....they're stained wood floors....and to me, the white painted stairs and stripes look amazing with white floors....maybe not so much with stained wood floors. Do you see my dilemma.
So what I came up with is to paint an oatmeal colored stripe and then stripes in the center (like I've shown in the above photo, which is of my stairs currently). The reason I think this may look better is because the oatmeal color would blend the stairs in better with the hardwood floors.....then the stairs won't have such a stark contrast with my wood floors.
What do you guys think?
Any suggestions....I'd love to hear from you.