Painting a single wall with 2 colors?

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Old 10-24-16, 11:49 AM
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Painting a single wall with 2 colors?

I purchased a home where the kitchen and living rooms wall is one complete section with no separation. I need an idea of what I can do to separate the 2 rooms and what I could add to the wall? I want to paint different colors but can't with this configuration. Please help.
 
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Old 10-24-16, 11:51 AM
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Sure you can. Just pick the point where the rooms seem to divide and make that the border. For instance, my living room has carpet and the dining room ceramic, so I would make that transition the border if I wanted two different wall colors.
 
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Old 10-24-16, 11:53 AM
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A pic of the wall in question would be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

A good place to make the color change is often at the end of the cabinets.

IMO it usually looks best for the wall to stay one continuous color.
 
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I don't want to post pictures of my home in disarray right now However, on one side I have a counter that ends so I could transition there. But on the other side, I don't have anything. The floor goes from laminate to vinyl at that point for living area to kitchen.
 
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Old 10-24-16, 02:10 PM
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Pics of a messy house won't bother us ..... might make us appreciate our wives more

There are two methods of making the paint transition, painting a straightline or using a thin molding to define the transition. That molding can be painted with either color or even the trim color.
 
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Old 10-24-16, 02:15 PM
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Careful, Mark - my house is cleaner now that I'm divorced and my father's is cleaner since my mother died.

Just sayin'.
 
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I have basic molding in house and its white. What do you recommend that would look nice?
 
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Old 10-25-16, 03:42 AM
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Go to the big box or lumberyard and look at the molding they have for sale. IMO a thinner molding looks best. If painting it with the trim, prime and apply a coat of enamel to it first before you nail it up.
 
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