Tagged: choosing paint

Turning to the Dark side..

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Now to decide on the colourways for the hall. ¬†This isn’t my hall, just a picture for inspiration, but I know I want the woodwork to be dark, virtually black, except how far do you go? The newel post in this picture is epic, but I can’t help feel they missed a trick not painting everything that dramatic thundercloud grey up to and including the dado. Does that mean below the dado has to be dark as well? The radiator cabinet? It’s a dilemma..

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Although having it dark certainly makes wallpaper pop.

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And wallpaper is a cert.  William Morris if I have my way, but not this one, though the black wood looks magnificent against it.

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A dark top half which directs the eye beautifully to the bamboo paper at the back. But it’s not what I want.

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Dark all the way..tempting, except it’s leading into a dark room..

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This is the closest picture to reality…and it’s got to be black all the way, up to and including the dado.

Decision made. Now to choose the wallpaper..

Laters, Kate x