Don't know how else to explain it, but my living room and entry meet at the doorway. The wall is continuous and does not gave a casing. Take a look at photo.
How do I approach this? Should both rooms be the same color? Or is there a way to case the doorway around the weird column separator? Or should I have those torn out? I hate columns but everyone who comes in compliments me on them, and Realtor gushed about them when we first looked at house. Blech.
The navy in Entry is newly painted and the Painter is here today painting the living room Benjamin Moore Popcorn Kernel. Should I have him paint over the Navy?...
I think it looks fine as is. If it bothers you down the line, consider carrying the wide white trim up and around the passageway to separate the colors. Frankly tho, I think it is fine. BTW, I love the architectural detail of the columns, but suspect others would suggest you remove them to open up the passageway. I feel they add to the character of your home and the white adds crispness against the rich navy.
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If where the two colors meet bothers you, could you put a narrow molding on the living room side of the wall by your columns? (mimicking the molding on your ceiling, though very narrow...maybe less than an inch.) Up and around the doorway on the living room side....painted white like the columns....would give a little separation to your two colors of paint. I can see it, but hard to explain. I also like the blue.
Those columns serve as somewhat of a divider so I wouldn't worry one wee bit. If you love the blue, by all means, stick with the blue. The popcorn kernel is bright and cheerful and will make a bigger statement after walking in from the more demure blue entrance.
nola, Glad you did what you wanted! Sometimes we just need others to give us the push to do so. You are so right that it can always be changed later if anything seems like a better option. That is the Beauty of paint!