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Old 01-04-03, 07:40 PM
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We have a 2 story foyer in our townhouse that opens to the living room on the 2nd floor and partially continues up the stairs to the 3rd floor. There's a half moon window over the front door. The 2nd floor is all open....living room, dining room and kitchen. We're looking for a way to possibly use a vibrant color in the foyer on both stories....is it too risky? Do we need to continue any vibrant colors from the foyer to the adjacent wall across the front of the house? What we really need is a good resource for determining where and how to cut off/change the colors in a very open environment.

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Old 01-05-03, 11:57 AM
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Changing paint colors at the end of the wall in a corner is preferred, rather than making the change in the middle of the wall. Wall color can extend from floor to ceiling on the 2nd floor.
 
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Old 01-06-03, 08:47 PM
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Thanks for the input. Now, one more question. This foyer comes up into the corner of the living room. Should we a) continue with the vibrant color throughout the living room? or b) just use the vibrant color all the way up above the foyer and change to a more subtle or different color for the rest of the living room space.

PS This is especially challenging due to the fact that the 2nd floor is all open....living room, dining room, kitchen. You can see all walls from pretty much everywhere. It's kind of "L" shaped w/ the living room/dining room on the long part and the kitchen on the short.
 
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Old 01-07-03, 04:23 AM
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Depending upon the layout, you might want to use the dramatic color on the contiguous wall, the one common to all the living areas in the large open area. By doing so, it will unify the areas, and then the other color(s) used on the other walls in the different areas can be used to provide a visual separation if desired.
 
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