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Old 05-08-2010, 07:00 AM   #1
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I had a bulkhead put in over my window to hide some pipes. It is about 6" tall, 13" deep. Is there a standard here?

I posted a pic. I plan to do the walls medium-light gray. Thanks!
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:32 AM   #2
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I would go with wall colour. To me, it would look like I want it to disappear. If I painted it the ceiling colour it would become sort of a focal point, and I would not like that. My personal preference.

But if you like to paint it the ceiling colour, go for it, you have to look at it.

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I have heard wall-color is the "way to go", but being that it is mostly "ceiling" (depth) I wasn't sure. I'll probably just go wall color. Thanks!
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Definitely the wall color and the "bottom" of it is the ceiling
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IMO: All Wall
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IMO: All Wall

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This might give you a rough idea. The wall color soffit looks pretty dark underneath, but these were some quickie drawings, worth about what you paid for them.

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Old 05-11-2010, 01:19 PM   #8
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Great graphics Jay123, how you do that? I would have suggested to paint it the wall color but after seeing your graphics I gotta go with painting the soffit the ceiling color.
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Thanks Bob, the program I use is Chief Architect.

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I think I like wall-color. I doubt the underside would be quite that dark-looking.
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No it won't, but it will be a few shades darker depending on your light source(s).

Normally when I finish basements, I'll build tray ceilings in the larger rooms...almost always with the bottom of the try/soffit the ceiling color, with the face the wall color.

But, it's not like we're trying to "hide" the tray.

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if hiding the bulkhead is what you are after, then I vote for the wall color.
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