Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Considering... Painting a Different Color Below the Chair Rail

I really like the paint colors we chose for the living room and dining room.  And I really like the paint colors we chose for the bedroom and bathroom.  But lately I've been thinking how some new paint colors just a little more cohesion... and maybe even more impact.  So I'm considering painting the wall beneath the chair rail with the same dark paint (Valspar's Rugged Suede) that we used on our bedroom accent wall and bathroom. 

I did some Googling and found a few images to prove (to myself) that I'm not crazy. 

Painting a Darker Color under the Chair Rail - Image via Sköna Hem - Sliten Symfoni

Painting a Darker Color under Chair Rail - via Apartment Therapy of Kim Johnson's bathroom

I might be pulling out the paint soon.  Our high ceilings make this look much easier to pull off. The color won't be nearly this dark (although I love it).

If you have a vote, chime in with a comment!  Do you like the dramatic flair of a darker paint underneath the chair rail? Or is monochromatic more your look?


  1. I'm usually more of a monocrhomatic girl, but these pictures are beautiful. I think that a dark chair rail could be really pretty.

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