turn a mistake into a what?

bmetcalfOctober 28, 2011

I've had wallpaper pallets on the walls of my 2 story foyer since I bought this house. The original wallpaper was replaced about 7 or 8 yrs ago. I've never liked the color of the walls around it. It was just so, so. I wanted to make a change and keep the paper in the pallets because I still like it. The walls have been painted Ben Mo Ticondoroga taupe #992 with the trim in Ben Mo Marscapone. Now rather than having the walls look washed out by the wall paper in the pallets it's the reverse. I like the new wall colors and trim but now somehow the paper, regrettably, must go. I'm thinking about no more paper and adding color within the trim. Any suggestions of what to do, specifically color? I'm painting all the rooms on the first floor with deep rich colors. Should I pick up one of those colors or something different? And then what is the best way to do it: I really don't want to strip paper anymore.

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

What is a wallpaper pallet?

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 5:53AM
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bmetcalf

it's a large area on the wall that has moulding/ trim around it and wall paper inside. I have 3 of them and they are each a different shape. It let's you use wallpaper without it overpowering the space.

Actually, we've taken the paper down and I'm painting inside the pallet using the next color on the Ben Mo paint chip strip, grege avenue #991 I like it.

Pallet is what the original designer called it and so have I.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 1:17PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

OK, I know what you mean, just never heard that term

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 5:07AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

AKA

simulated raised panels.
simulated wainscoting.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 11:06AM
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