Hey Tobi! I have a quick decorator question. In my son’s room there is a piece of crown molding that is 2″ thick. It sits 6″ below the ceiling. I am painting the walls a tan color and painting the ceiling the same color. My question is, do I paint the wall above the crown molding the wall color or leave it white like the color of the crown molding. I hope you can help me because I have no idea what to do. It seems like it will look strange either way. My husband said we are not taking down the piece of molding. I’ve sent a picture for you to get an idea of what I’m dealing with. Thanks so much for your input.
Angela, Little Rock
Thanks for submitting your Ask Tobi question! It looks like that piece of moulding you have is a picture rail. I would suggest adding a piece of crown moulding at the top of the wall. Paint the crown moulding, picture rail and wall space in between your trim color. This will create a really dynamic look in the room.
You mentioned painting the walls and ceiling the same color of tan. I would caution you to use a lighter tan on the ceiling. You don’t want your ceiling to be too heavy. If you are looking at a color strip from the paint store, select two colors from the same strip.
SW6113 Interactive Cream, Eggshell
SW6112 Biscuit, Flat
SW7102 White Flour, Semi-gloss
I hope this helps you with your decorating dilemma! – Tobi