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Old 10-24-2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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Wainscoting and paint

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.
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I would like to install wainscoat panels to the outside walls in the bedrooms. Is it possible to add a solid sheet of insulation under the wainscoat without causing mold and mildew problems.


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Old 10-27-2008, 04:55 PM   #3
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If you could post pics of the area, it would probably get you more input.

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Old 10-29-2008, 01:46 AM   #4
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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!
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