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Old 05-10-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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If walls are yellow and/or off white color, and wooden trip is stained, can a linen white wide crown moulding be used?

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sorry . whats a wooden trip ,haven't heard that term

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Kasey, an off-white crown molding is classic. If you want the colors to "pop", paint the ceiling in a let-down of the wall color. (1/2 or 1/4 the formula)

If the same room has a stained/varnished molding strip, I would recommend painting it the same color as the crown to maintain uniformity in your decorating.

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Kasey, an off-white crown molding is classic. If you want the colors to "pop", paint the ceiling in a let-down of the wall color. (1/2 or 1/4 the formula)

If the same room has a stained/varnished molding strip, I would recommend painting it the same color as the crown to maintain uniformity in your decorating.

I will have on my tombstone, "There's no counting for taste." That is to say, if you like it stained, it's up to you; there are no rules.
Excuse the err with "trip" - should be trim. But, I am trying to get some input before we completely repaint our home. The interior trim is now stained in a pecan color, and the wood floors are pecan color, but I really didn't want to have the same on crown moulding. I like the linen white with my wall colors chosen. Just trying to determine if the white around the ceiling would be too drastic. Thanks for feedback.
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I also tend to like trim that all matches but there is no reason your crown has to do so. It may look a bit out of place if window, door, baseboards are all pecan. And linen white will look yellowed against a white ceiling.

I think if you want to paint it the idea to make the ceiling, wall and crown a design element a great one. The ceiling can either be lighter or darker than the walls but the same color. In other words you just change the value. Or you could pick a value of a color scheme color that is different from the walls. Then I would select a white for the trim. Linen white may be the right choice but be sure you borrow an off white color fan or get a sampler from a real paint store.
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ok what i think looks nice and i have been doing this a lot lately is painting the ceiling and the crown the same color in a flat .in your case linen white.it really gives a nice look.walls flat or satin in you color choice ,and pecan trim .

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