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SteveBirt

08:20AM | 01/23/07
Member Since: 01/22/07
1 lifetime posts
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I am painting the downstairs in our house, but am having a real problem trying to figure out a color. Here is the situation:

The walls are divided in 2, the top half i want a deep Red for sure, then it is divide by trim which I am putting in white. The trim will go around the walls and doors. Now here comes the problem:

The bottom half of my wall is a wood panel. Now it’s a light color, same as my wood floors. I don't think it will look good to keep it that color..

Should i paint the panels, if so which color or leave it the same. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is a pic of the basement.
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flanders

07:07PM | 02/07/07
Member Since: 02/03/07
6 lifetime posts
Steve,

We have the same layout as you although we have carpet. I love working with colors and textures but I can't get past the "white" trim, unless I'm reading your post wrong. If you have red walls and a color on the lower half, I believe that white chair rail will pull your eyes to it and you will miss everything else that is lovely.

Please enlighten me.

Stephen
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