How to paint vaulted ceiling shelves and walls


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Old 08-31-15, 11:49 AM
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How to paint vaulted ceiling shelves and walls

Not sure what shades of colors to paint the inside of the shelf or the ledge that separates it from the wall below it. The color i want is brown with the bottom trim white.
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on the third picture, i'm not sure how to paint the post to the right of the picture.
 

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Old 08-31-15, 12:01 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

How about some pictures?
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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If I understand correctly, it would be painted with the wall color but as SS said - pics would help!
 
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I posted 3 pics...did they not show up?
 
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Have the pics now.

Can you explain a little more what colors you want where versus the questionable areas?
 
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Everything in question generally gets painted with the wall color. If you want to draw attention to the ledge or the inset wall behind it you could paint one or both an accent color.

Since that post is drywalled it always gets painted with the wall.
 
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Should I leave the ledge white and paint the wall and inset wall brown?

And the question on the shades of brown were for the inset wall should it be a shade darker or would that look weird.

On the post I am just confused on how it'll look finished. The side facing the camera is the living room side. The opposite of that is the kitchen(which will be a different color) then the left and the right of the post I'm not to sure which room color they would get
 
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There really aren't any decorating rules - mostly whatever look pleases you ..... and if you don't like the new color - it isn't a big deal to change it.

The side of the post that faces the other room generally gets painted the color of the other room.
 
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As I'm asking these questions and reading your responses I'm realising I'm over thinking it too much haha
 
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The other side of the coin is some of the paint companies (Pittsburgh and Sherwin Williams are two I know for sure) have software you can use to manipulate the color in the pictures so you get some idea what it will look like before slopping paint (well, I slop paint, you may be neater )
 
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Good point! all you have to do is bring in the photo of the wall/house and they'll insert their colors to show you what it will look like, not perfect but definitely a good tool. I think there is also software on the internet you can use to do the same thing at home.
 
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Sweet! I'll have to check that out. These open floor plans take a whole lot more thinking that a standard square room haha
 
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i found a program online! what do you guys think about this setup?
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it wouldnt let me save the pic so i had to snap a pic with my phone sorry for the quality
 
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I'm not crazy about the dark brown but I'm not the one that lives there. If it pleases you and yours - that is all that matters!
 
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As Mark said, you have to be happy with this. Personally, I hate the color brown so I would never use it anywhere in my house. Hence, you really don't want my opinion in the first place

Also, FWIW, you should be able to use the Windows Snipping Tool to take screen shots for future reference, if you need to save any of the combinations.
 
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Forgot about taking a screenshot of it! Good call haha.

got paint today and attacked it! Turned out pretty nice. Still have one more wall to paint in the morning. Thanks for the tips and ideas! I like brown btw haha!
 
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Don't forget to show us the After pictures!
 
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finished product!! still need to hang things back up but the paint is on! turned out to be a crap load of work for one person!!
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the white wall is going to be a different color just not sure what color yet lol
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The brown accent looks a lot better with that wall color!
The more you do something [including painting] the easier it becomes. I've run crews of 20+ painters, worked solo and everything in between. Working alone was often less work .... or at least less headache.
 
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I like the contrast. I don't know if I would have tried something like this without seeing it digitally first but I think it turned out well.

Nice job.
 
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thanks guys! you help a lot with decision making.

mark-i can relate to the working alone being less of a headache...im a bit of a control freak and a perfectionist. so id rather do it alone. i just underestimated those vaulted self sections haha that was tough!

shift-i agree i wouldnt have done those colors or the contrast if i didnt see it on my own walls online first. thanks for that tip!
 
 

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