We have a room that we are replacing the existing wainscoting. The top part of the walls is a striped wall paper that I really like. The stripe is an alternating color of a soft yellow with a slight marbled appearance to it. We are going to put in a corn burner and an oak wood floor. The room is approx 12 x 15 with a sliding door so it does get some fair amount of daylight. My question is this . . . what color to paint the wainscoting. Should I stay with white or try and add some depth by going a shade darker than the yellow wall paper. My idea in this room is to go slightly nautical. We have a dark navy blue chair for that room and several pieces of quality nautical art.
Thanks in advance for anyones input
You have the soft yellow and the blue. White is traditional. If you want to rock the nautical boat, go butter cream. The chair would look great with a red or light blue pillow (or both). I always tell people to pick all the parts and let them hang out in the room for awhile to see it at different times of the day. Have fun, I love color!