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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:17 PM
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Tips on painting a guest bedroom. Seeking creative ideas.
I want to go with a sunbleached New England coastal look so I'm thinking of doing some combing touches with pale yellow & off-white. The pale yellow will be the bottom color and the off-white will be combed on the top in irregular vertical strokes.

Now, here's the question: What is the rule of thumb for painting walls? If I do this to all four walls, will it look more dramatic than if I painted a fourth wall a solid yellow? Can I introduce a third color without getting too garrish?

Next question: I know a flat paint will be a better choice in giving me the sunbleached, distressed look I'm looking for, but are there any other techniques I'm overlooking?
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:11 PM
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1. I have no idea, but it's an interesting question. Anyone have thoughts on
it?
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:14 PM
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2. yellow can be a hard color to work with...
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:15 PM by wildhorses
what color are you painting over? I am thinking that I would not do all 4 walls. Maybe the wall with the bed I would do solid yellow :shrug:
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:51 AM
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5. Good to know about the yellow.
I'm going with a dirty pale yellow shade so I hope I can control it. And I was exactly thinking about painting the wall the bed was on a solid yellow, but the way the room is laid out, it is the wall you see as you walk in, which means the combed walls will be separated.
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:18 PM
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3. do you have a picture of this technique?
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:11 AM
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6. Here is a picture illustrated.
I'm hoping my color choices will give me a different look. They'll be more subdued and I hope the lines won't be so defined.

http://www.sherwin.com/do_it_yourself/painting_techniqu...
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:43 PM
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4. Check this out!! --- Pics...
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 12:13 AM by Breeze54
http://www.coastalliving.com/coastal/da

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Hope that helps a little! ;)

Do you mean two tone, like this?


from: http://www.elmarchinn.com/rooms_rates.html

Wow! Check this cape cod room out!


from: http://www.oatesbredfeldt.com/future/capecodbb_1105/ind...







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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:16 AM
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7. Oh, how funny. I was looking for that cape code blue because I
was thinking of adding it as an accent color for some of the accessories in the room.

Great source, thank you.
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