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built in bookcase same color as trim?

Posted by katrina_ellen (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 30, 10 at 11:44

Hi there,
Please give me your opinion on this - I will be painting soon. I have a very small living room and I painted the crown molding, baseboards, door trim and window trim an off-white. Given the small size of the living room; there is a built-in, approx. 3.5 ft. tall bookcase that divides the living room from the kitchen. Should I paint the bookcase the same color as the wall to make it blend with the wall and increase the sense of space, or should I paint it the trim color? There is quite a bit of contrast between my trim and wall color because the wall color is a mid-tone color.


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RE: built in bookcase same color as trim?

I would paint it the trim color. I think the off-white will give the bookcase a fresh and lively look and better set off the books and other things you'll put there. I don't really think it will make the room look smaller since it's such a light color.


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RE: built in bookcase same color as trim?

Ditto what ingrid said!


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RE: built in bookcase same color as trim?

Thanks so much for the comments!


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