Good Questions: Would You Paint the Molding a Dark Color?

Good Questions: Would You Paint the Molding a Dark Color?

Maxwell Ryan
Jul 3, 2007

Hello AT,

I'm currently in the final stages of upgrading the lighting and restoring the plaster in my foyer and living room. While I genuinely like the large mantle and period details, I'd like to play them down so that the furniture and artwork (coming soon) will be the main focus of the room...

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I've been advised to paint the windows, mantle, and trim a light color (the same as the walls) if I want them to blend in, but I'm leaning towards a paint-color a bit more saturated than white or off-white (natural wicker from Benjamin Moore). Would it be strange to paint a mantle and base molding something as dark as natural wicker?

Thanks! P. Charles


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