Decorating & Furniture/Baseboard colors


Hi Alicia,
I have just decided to install new carpeting. The old carpeting was an oatmeal color berber, so the "white" baseboards were not an issue. However the new carpeting is a patterned dark cherrywood brown, so the baseboards are definately going to pop. They're not beautiful baseboards,so I don't want to draw attention to them.I am thinking about painting the baseboards the same cork color as the walls, I don't want it to look like I am tryng cover them up, or go cheap. Perhaps a semi gloss? Am I on the right track?

Hello Yolanda,
Why not apply a "Washed glazed" affect on the cork color baseboards?  Use the same kind of glazing technique and liquid used for a wall application.  This gives you a tone on tone application that looks like a lighter tone wood "washed with darker umber" and would contrast nicely with your dark cherry-brown floor!

Good Luck,
Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID

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Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID


Whole house interior space planning and decorating; kitchen layout, and design trends; residential themed environments; selecting furnishings and accessories for your lifestyle.


12 years experience as an interior designer, FIDER graduate and business owner for 5 years. Speciality area: residential interior designer, NKBA certified kitchen designer, and home office designer


Homes of Color magazine, Las Vegas Life magazine, Tucson Home and Garden magazine.

B.A. Interior Design, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

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