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Mixing stained woodwork and painted trim

Posted by aries61 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 19, 10 at 20:25

Currently all the woodwork in my house is stained. I was wondering how it would look if I put crown molding in several rooms and paint it. Any thoughts or pictures?

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RE: Mixing stained woodwork and painted trim

crown painted a similar color to the ceiling is super-fantastik, as if it were painted plaster molding. Painted some different color, it's very tricky, because it could look like a stripe; you glimpse it and it draws the eye to it, and fixes your gaze; not good for a harmonious room. It has been done, but only in richly-decorated rooms with lots of other molding/craving detail, and many colors. Hard to pull off well I think.
A lonely strip of dark-stained wooden crown up at the ceiling line, unless the wall colors are equally saturated, is something I really prefer not to see. Very disturbing and stripey to my eye.

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