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What is the current trend? The lst time we painted, we painted the ceilings and the walls the same color because DH disliked white/off white ceilings. This time we have hired a painter and he says we should consider painting the ceilings white or a different color than the walls.
We are planning to put the house on the market shortly and would appreciate advice on this, asap as the painters are coming in a few days.
 
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If you have crown molding a neat trick is to paint the ceiling a few shades darker than your trim. Your crown molding will pop and the attention above eye level will give the impression of more height over head.
 
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Thanks for the quick reply. We do not have crown molding.
 
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If you are painting to sell consider painting the ceilings white because it makes the room look brighter which is important for most buyers.
 
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I usually happen to prefer the very lightest shade on the swatch that my wall paint came from.
 
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What arepo said.... Smile


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We were thinking about that. Thanks.

What colors are "in" and what are "out".
 
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I don't think that's really an issue. Trendy colors come and go each year. Last year Pantone's color was Tangerine, this year it's Emerald Green. It's what you love that's important.

Pick from the colors you have already chosen in your furniture, rugs, curtains etc.


Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford
 
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