Dining Room White Below the Chair Rail: What finish?

jmart2009January 2, 2012

We're doing a two tone paint in our dining room. Gold tone above the chair rail: (The color we like is Behr Charismatic, UL180-20, though we may not use Behr paints)

For below the chair rail, we want to paint it white.

What sheen (eggshell, satin, semi-gloss) and which color white should we use on the wall plaster below the chair rail?

We like the BM, Simply White. However are not sure what we should do with the trim. Should we also paint the chair rail and baseboard trim to match the wall paint?

For reference, this is in a 1940's house, original hardwood floors. Currently our trim is semi-gloss bright white across the whole house. We have a 'traditional' style, the dining room specifically has the original chandelier from 1940 and mahogany 1930's dining room furniture.

Here is a link that might be useful: Above the Chair rail paint

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Anything you like

    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 5:09AM
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Your wall color is very similar to what I've got. I'm painting the lower section the same color as the trim, it's BM Atrium white.

I like the pretend wainscoating look so have the rail and baseboard the same color. However in my house, there was no neat old stained trim to deal with - all painted pine to begin with.

This is as far as I've got to at this point - walls and ceiling are painted and lower area is primed. The trim is the color the lower section will eventually be. Doors and windows have to wait until warmer weather to paint.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 5:31PM
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