How to paint odd archway?

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How to paint odd archway?

So this is less of a how to question, and more a of a what would you do question? We are painting our entire upstairs next week. We are doing the ceilings in a flat white paint, and the walls in a satin grey color. But we have this odd archway in our house, that has a bit of "ceiling" over it. I say ceiling, because they textured the underside of the overhang to match the ceiling knockdown texture. Just wondering what would look good. There are basically three options we see.
1. Paint the entire thing the satin gray to match the walls.
2. Paint the arch walls satin gray, but paint the entire cap piece flat white.
3. Paint the arch walls and the cap piece satin grey, but paint the textured "ceiling" portion of the overhang flat white. (I think this is what I'm leaning towards.)

Just wondered what you all think would look best? Here is the archway in question. All the tan and red colors you see in the picture are getting painted with the grey and flat white ceiling paint.
 
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I think it all ought to be wall color.
 
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I think it all ought to be wall color.
 
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I think you should do what makes you happy and not worry about what anybody else thinks, sorry, just my two cents!
 
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Is it possible to remove the popcorn from the arch?
 
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#1 and #2 would be the easiest but as stated above - it's your house so do what you think you'd like best. IF you paint it one way and don't like it, it's not a big deal to paint it the other color.
 
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Originally Posted by XSleeper
I think it all ought to be wall color.
Yeah that was what my wife was thinking as well and I am starting to see it that way too.

Originally Posted by Marq1
I think you should do what makes you happy and not worry about what anybody else thinks, sorry, just my two cents!
Hey can't argue with that! However that is why I am asking, as I really don't know how I want it and wanted other more experienced painters opinions on what traditionally looks best. In the past I've gone with some crazy ideas that I thought is what I wanted, only to find out later that I couldn't stand it and was questioning what was I thinking when I did it.

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Is it possible to remove the popcorn from the arch?
it's not a popcorn texture, it's a knockdown. And the only way to remove it would be quite a bit of hard sanding. And I honestly don't mind the texture, and don't even mind painting it the wall color, just wanted opinions of what would look best.

#1 and #2 would be the easiest but as stated above - it's your house so do what you think you'd like best. IF you paint it one way and don't like it, it's not a big deal to paint it the other color.
Very true, repainting that little portion would not be a big deal, thanks for pointing that out! I think I am leaning toward #1, just painting the entire thing to match the walls.
 
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I would paint it's walls your new color.
Then take a look.
If you do not like it then paint the overhangs vertical edges the wall color.
Take a look at it.
If you do not like it then paint the popcorn the wall color.

This way you get to see all your options.

 
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Originally Posted by manden
I would paint it's walls your new color.
Then take a look.
If you do not like it then paint the overhangs vertical edges the wall color.
Take a look at it.
If you do not like it then paint the popcorn the wall color.

This way you get to see all your options.
Not a bad idea, currently it is all a tan color, so I would probably have to start by covering the whole thing one way or another. But I have realized it won't be a big deal to paint it a different way if I don't like it. Seeing as I would only be painting the cap.
 
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