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Arched Opening, Dividing Room - What should I do?

murphleeaJanuary 4, 2013
I have attached a picture to show how the arch will be - separating the great room from the kitchen(the kitchen has the arched window) and a 2nd picture shows another one separating the foyer from the great room. I'm thinking I should paint it the same color as the wall of the room its in - BUT should I paint the inside part of the arch a different shade? or the same color? Any suggestions at all would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Not sure what you mean by "inside part", but I think you should paint the sides of the arch the color of the rooms they're in and the underneath part the color of your ceiling.
    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 7:35PM
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Sorry, That's what I mean "underneath part". Since it wasn't going to be traditionally framed (trimmed) out - I wasn't sure what to do with it! Thanks so much!
    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 7:48PM
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Just a thought - could you have them build a wall (like a column) on either side of the arch as if the walls - maybe 12-18" are holding up the arch.
    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 7:56PM
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I could, but really wanted to keep it "open". The only reason I agreed to the arches was because I was told that the beams that will be on the ceiling would need a "stopping point" ... and honestly at this point I don't want to eat up any more of the budget because we haven't even gotten to the fun stuff yet! lol
    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 8:09PM
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Understand - you can always do it later if you'd like, but what I don't understand is how are you going to have two different colors in the rooms if it's going to be one continuous wall?
    Bookmark   January 4, 2013 at 8:20PM
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I agree with murphleea I am constantly trying to figure ways of tearing those darn things out not installing them.
    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 9:17AM
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Humm well I guess it just takes someone to point out the obvious in order for it to become clear. Thanks. There is only about 4ft of solid wall space in the kitchen that would need painting... so I guess both rooms will all be the same color.
    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 7:30PM
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    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 10:28AM
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Looking around on Houzz you won't find many untrimmed arches like yours between rooms that are two different colors. Usually a color change works best with a trimmed arch. You could get around this somewhat if you painted the two rooms in close shades from the same color strip. Some type of faux treatment on the arch might solve that issue and provide more interest.
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1 Like    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 10:38AM
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You mention beams. Could the arch have a wood application added to, like planks of some kind
    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 10:45AM
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