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LADYJEA423 09-04-2012 02:14 PM

Need help with this wall!!
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Hey everyone, I'm new to this website and I'm in search for some help or ideas. I am currently in the middle of remodeling the first level of my house. As shown in my pictures, I've paint one side of the hallway in a dark grey color, it's called Pencil by Behr paint. The other side of the hallway is going to be an off white color. I'm looking for some help on how to make this wall stand out, something that will take your mind off the fact that the wall is so dark. Thanks in advance for any and all of you help.

Jessica Jones

DannyT 09-04-2012 05:01 PM

why not paint it the same color as the other wall then you wouldn't need anything to take your mind off the fact that it is dark. the wall already stands out because it is so dark.

LADYJEA423 09-04-2012 05:13 PM

If I paint the other wall the same color my the hallway will look like dark tunnel. 😁 I was thinking maybe some type of artwork or just leave it alone...

beenthere 09-04-2012 07:22 PM

Moved to interior decorating forum.

joecaption 09-04-2012 07:29 PM

Guess you missed the point, repaint it the lighter color not paint both walls gray.

DannyT 09-04-2012 07:30 PM

i meant paint the dark wall the off white color

ifi.131 09-05-2012 03:01 AM

I feel that maybe you should paint the dark wall the off white color.. it will make it look bigger

KevinPh 09-06-2012 11:35 AM

If you want to keep the dark wall, it will not look as dark if you use light colored accessories on it - ie. a painting (or a series of paintings) with white board around it and a light coloured wood frame. You could combine this with white wainscotting on the bottom.


Trav'sgirl 09-06-2012 08:16 PM

I love that you chose such a bold color! It really is a leap of faith to do so! What I would do is put up a white chair rail at about hip or waist height, then get some moulding to make squares below the chair rail. Type in "chair rail moulding" in google images to get an idea of what I'm talking about. You wouldn't need to get all that much moulding pre-whitewashed from your local big box store just to do that little wall. Just measure and map out where you want the squares to go, cut the moulding to fit, and secure it to the wall. I think it would look fabulous with some white or other bright colored picture frames arranged above it. They could be all different sizes and styles, but make sure they're all the same color! Good luck, and post pictures of the finished product, whatever you choose to do!

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