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Need help with coloring for wainscoting...NO LIGHT COLORS!

S EastFebruary 20, 2013
We have 4 small children which means white wainscoting is definitely out. We thought a dark warm color such as Wild Truffle by Glidden might look ok????The cabinets are a shaker cherry color, tile is rustic earthtones and the wall above the wainscoting is painted kraft paper tan...any thoughts are appreciated...we are completely at a loss as to what to paint the wainscoting.
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S East
HELLLPPPPP! This has been unpainted for 8 mos now....:(
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 6:51AM
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michigammemom
You might consider painting the wainscoting a truffle color and leave the upper molding in white like this combination.
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S East
I like that then we wouldn't be concerned about the white window trim it would all mesh....it just so frustrating we agree on a color and then put it against the wainscoting and hate it.....8 months of this....
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 7:05AM
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Jayme H.
If u go darker on the wainscoting, I would do a lighter wall color, and leave the trim white. Like in Micigammemom's pic.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 7:09AM
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S East
could you suggest a color? so the kraft paper is too dark? there are so many variations on cream, do you know of one that would do well with the Glidden dark Truffle?
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 7:14AM
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S East
the backsplash looks good against the Wild Truffle here is a pic of the quartz countertop..
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 7:17AM
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Jayme H.
I cannot really see your tan color very well...sorry if I spoke out of turn..I was thinking a lighter color on top...but sounds like u plan to leave the walls the same color they are now, which is a lighter color....
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 7:56AM
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Jayme H.
I believe the dark one is the dark truffle...the lighter color on the swatch would look good..on the top part of the walls. I am sorry I cannot see enough of your current color to say anything about if it would appear to work or not with the truffle.
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 8:13AM
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S East
could you tell me what paint this swatch is or where to find it?
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 8:29AM
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S East
I found it!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 8:36AM
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Jayme H.
It was a glidden strip..glad u found it!
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 8:40AM
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S East
would door frames and window frames also be white? Crown molding?
    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 11:02AM
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Jayme H.
I think you should leave your trim white, including the strip on the top of the wainscoting...as in pic
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 7:34AM
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