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Ceiling, skirting and architrave the same colour as walls or white?

Martin Lawrence
el último año

We are just about to decorate our house after doing some work on it. Someone recently suggested to us to paint skirtings, architrave and ceiling the same colour as the walls.

Previously, we would have painted these white, but now we're not sure. Has anyone done this? Does it look better?

thanks

Comentarios (7)

  • Sonia
    el último año

    Hi Martin, it really is personal taste. Painting the whole lot in one colour is very trendy at the moment. It was traditional that woodwork was painted white or an off white, but now anything goes! Dark woodwork can look good against white walls and vice versa. I’ve shared some pics, so you can see how many different options there are.









    Martin Lawrence agradeció a Sonia
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    Phase Zero Design&Build
    el último año

    I would use something in contrast with white, or even some funny colour if the interior design allow it!

    Martin Lawrence agradeció a Phase Zero Design&Build
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    colourhappy
    el último año

    If you have beautiful period detailing, lovely coving etc then you can draw attention to them by using a contrast. If they are pale and the walls are dark (and vice versa) the contrast will be very strong. However, if the coving and skirting is nothing special then drawing attention to them might be the wrong thing to do. There's no right or wrong answer. With Farrow and Ball colours, then there are lots of options to pick out s slightly darker or slightly lighter version of the same hue. Does this make sense?

    Martin Lawrence agradeció a colourhappy
  • Martin Lawrence
    Autor original
    el último año

    Thanks all. Still not sure it's the right thing to do, but we're going to try it. Will post pictures at after. Fingers crossed!

  • PRO
    Phase Zero Design&Build
    el último año

    @ED orange sounds funny 😂

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    AL PAINTING LTD
    el último año

    painting coving and skirting board make feel room bigger, not sure if painting ceiling the same colour will make this nice effect? maybe for loft rooms ?

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