Decorating & Design
January 7, 2016
Updated Classics: Painted Radiators
Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics.
Classic Pick: Quiet texture. Ensure a radiator blends into its surroundings by painting it the same color as the walls. The overall shape disappears against the background, but the depth and dimension of its vertical structure add architectural interest.
Fresh Spin: Bold showpiece. Highlight a cast-iron radiator’s graphic lines by painting it a gutsy, high-contrast color. Against a white wall, an eye-popping shade like fluorescent red takes the rad’s vintage charm in an edgy direction.