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Need inspiration!!!!

bug1076November 11, 2012
Is it popular to paint wainscoting a dark color???? Mine is white now. Will dark colors look terrible next year?
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B Fein Interiors LLC
Design for what you like - if you prefer dark wainscoting (as I often do), embrace it! Don't worry about trends - what's in/what's out - follow your preferences for your home. :)
4 Likes    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 9:20AM
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Artisan Carpentry of the Main Line, LLC
Listen to B Fein- forget the word "popular" Also remember: what looks fresh and exciting at first often grows tiresome. Are you trying to anchor the room with a dark lower section? Make the room look taller? warmer? more masculine?
2 Likes    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 9:34AM
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bug1076
Our house sat empty for a year while we lived in Arizona. Now that we are back my house feels Blah. We built it @ 10 years ago and it's been just about the same for all 10 years!!! I really need some inspiration and change!!!!!
1 Like    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 9:40AM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
That's a lovely picture you posted and what makes the black and white wainscoting work, of course, is the rug. Without the rug or some other black and white influence, the wainscoting would be a "why did they do that" thing.
3 Likes    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 9:56AM
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creeser
The only time I'd worry about what's 'popular' is when you're selling your house. For you, do what you love with it!
2 Likes    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 9:57AM
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Rayco Painting
White is the standard color. I have seen beige and ivory. I personally like a color other than white because it wont blend with your baseboards and casings.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 9:58AM
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decoenthusiaste
Try some textured wallpaper instead of paint.
Jonathan Adler Slate Grasscloth Wallpaper · More Info
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Schumacher croc-print wallpaper · More Info
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3 Likes    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 10:03AM
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greenthumb2
I am a fan of white paint for some applications but not trim. When we moved into a country house all the doors, all the base boards were chocolate brown. What? I paid a pro to paint all dark brown with sage/pear color and the walls an off-white. What a difference! Do a little bit and see if you like it. I think you will love it. I would also suggest the door frame be different color -- but that is just me. Like others have said. It is your home. Love it!
1 Like    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 10:07AM
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yvonne_pinckney
Textures are nice. Try leather or grasscloth in a lighter shade. When and if u decide to sell best to have a neutral color. But while you live there enjoy what you like
2 Likes    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 10:15AM
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Natalie
Totally agree with Carolyn---if that rug wasn't there then it would be BAD! Jarring... I prefer darker colors above the trim, rather than below. I just painted my dining area SW Black Fox on upper and SW Languid Blue lower and I love it! Have fun...
1 Like    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:12AM
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Black Fox is one of my favorite colors. I've used it on all sorts of things!
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