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Design Dilemma

What color for the spindels???

ashleemFebruary 22, 2013
I stripped and sanded the 400 layers of white paint off my handrail and spindels. I am going for a contemporary spanish look, and really wanted to replace the whole thing with iron, but just can't spend $700 right now for it. So instead, I thought I'd see if a coat of paint could spruce it up a bit. So far I painted the handrail flat off black, but I'm torn on the spindels. I'm leaning towards black, but my husband thinks white would be better. I think white might look a little too colonial, but what do you guys think???

Some side notes about the rest of the house: all the walls and trim are white. All hardware is ORB. The grey slate tile is only in that entryway and kitchen and the rest of the flooring is the laminate seen in the photo. We have tried to draw in color through artwork.
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Susan Corry Design
I don't think you can go wrong with black or white, but if you're looking for a contemporary Spanish vibe, I recommend the black, since it's similar to iron. Plus, it's unexpected but still tasteful. You can't go wrong with that!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 9:24PM
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Dezign Studio Inc
Black would look great with black framed bright (red, orange,)pieces of art .
    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 9:27PM
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Christina Dennis
I think white would look too traditional for the look you want. Go with black.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 9:58PM
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I fourth that suggestion: black - after all you just spent all this time removing the white!!!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 3:57AM
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Oh yes, definitely black! Classy and sophisticated and much less of a colonial vibe that white would give would those turned spindles. Would love to see an after photo!
    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 4:17AM
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Stephanie Kraus Designs, LLC
Black would work better with the spanish feel.
    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 4:19AM
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Thanks, everyone! I went with the black and posted photos on my page.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 11:42AM
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