White Molding on Red Wall

I'm painting one wall in my dining room Cranberry Cocktail by Benjamin Moore and am installing crown molding as well. My question is do you put white crown molding on a red wall? Please help.

Kukiny from NYC

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October 31, 20080 found this helpful
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We painted our dining room a brick red color and added the white molding and I love the look!

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October 30, 20080 found this helpful

I don't see why not? It would look great!

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October 31, 20080 found this helpful

White molding would to outstanding IMHO, a ivory or off white wouldn't stand out so much, you want it noticed but you don't want it to stand out because it will become the first thing someone see where as a softer color will blend in and not so prominent.

It really depends on what you want to do, if you want to outline a wall so that it stands out then white is what you want.

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October 31, 20080 found this helpful

That color combination sounds great. If it is another shade of red like burgandy or maroon, you could use another color that is muted like cream or beige.

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November 1, 20080 found this helpful

My daughter painted her kitchen red. Her cabinets are white and her countertops are black(we painted the countertops using the directions from thrifty fun) Her crown molding is white and her kitchen just POPS. It looks great. Go for it--if you dont like it--paint again. You don't know unless you try.

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November 1, 20080 found this helpful

Keep in mind, that if any of your accessories are green your room will look like a mexican or italian flag.

If you have softer accessories, you may want to do the molding in a softer dusty rose. And as the very smart poster said...you can always repaint.

Most painting stores now offer a small "tester" container for about 4.00

Take it home, do one 2' swatch, let it dry and look at it in natural light.

If you love it, get some more. If not, you can use it to doll up craft items, paint some wooden shelves or just donate it to the local charity.

Keep in mind, that computerized decorating is a huge deal now. You can go to home depot and for a 2 minute tutorial, you can mix and match any two colors and see it before you even mix the paint.

Good luck!!

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November 2, 20080 found this helpful

Yor colors will look GREAT, have fun enjoy your creativity, when it comes to crown molding we recently discovered there are 2 types, real wood, beautiful, but costly , and the lightweight styro kind, a 10' piece is about $14.00 in home depot, and thats for the whole piece, not a foot! Lots of design choices, lighterweight too! have fun! nallorey,

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November 2, 20080 found this helpful

Love the red and crisp white combination. And, I would go with wood instead of the cheap molding.

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November 3, 20080 found this helpful

We installed the faux wood molding around the doors , floor and ceiling of our dining area (I posted the photo earlier) and I think it looks as good as real wood would look. Plus, it didn't have to be primed and painted! I think it cost a total of $200 to do the whole room. Everyone that visits gives compliments on the molding.

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