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crown moldings

carolfh's picture

Does the crown molding at the ceiling have to match the baseboards?  For example, where there are oak baseboards and window trim, should the crown molding around the ceiling be oak or should it still be white to blend in with the ceiling. 

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Snowshoe's picture

The crown moulding should be the same color as the other moldings and baseboards in the room, not necessarily the same color as the wall or ceiling color. If you decide to paint your ceiling a color you wouldn't want your moulding the same color as it, you would want it to match the other mouldings in the room.  Keeping all mouldings and woodwork in all the rooms the same color helps with the flow from room to room.  I have white moulding throughout my house and some ceilings are the same or one shade lighter than the walls.  The white moulding looks fabulous.

carolinagirlfurniture's picture

Not always, I mean you can use a contrast too. Just like a funky chair with an opposite color. Take your call.

peonygirl's picture

Yes, I would paint it the same colour as the ceiling.

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