Everyone should at least consider painting their woodwork (doors, window and door trims, skirtings) and even cornicing and ceilings the same colour as their walls.
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1. Unless you live in a brand new, pristinely finished building, chances are the lines where walls meet ceiling, skirting and door and window frames are less than perfect. Trying to paint a straight line where there isn't one, is somewhat frustrating. When you're painting it all the same colour, this issue is eradicated. It feels totally liberating when you're slightly OCD about these things. It also cuts down on painting time because there is less faffing around with trying to get the perfect straight line.
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3. Contrary to popular belief, painting the ceiling the same colour as the walls doesn't make the ceiling feel lower. In fact, because you haven't got a massive expanse of white floating above your head and drawing your eye to it, it can actually make the ceiling less noticeable and therefore higher. Or INVISIBLE even!
|Image: Sarah Ruffin Costello|
5. It looks COOL, CONTEMPORARY and GLAMOROUS. Now who doesn't want that?!
This revelation has now added hours of extra painting time to my DIY list, but it will be totally worth it. Eventually.
Have you already taken the plunge with your woodwork and/or ceilings? Or would you? It's not as scary as it sounds, and it's so transformative. As you can see above, it's still really effective just doing the trims and leaving the ceiling white if that's a bit too scary!