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IAM INTERESED IN PAINTING MY LIVING AND DINING/KITCHEN AREA!IT IS ALL OPEN TO EACH OTHER DOWN THE BACKSIDE OF THE HOME.THE ROOM HAS LOW VAULTED CEILIGS WITH WHITE POPCORN CEILINGS.I WOULD LIKE TO PAINT THE AREAS A BOLD,DARKER COLOR.THE ROOMS AREN'T THAT WIDE. WILL THE DARKER COLOR MAKE THE ROOMS LOOK SMALLER OR NARROWER? YOUR HELP WITH THIS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!

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Dear Dusty Slauson,
 If you were to paint opposite sides of the wall a dark color then it is going to feel more narrower. I would keep the white ceilings and try to keep the floor a light color as well. This will make the space feel more open. When you use a change of color or colors at adjacent walls it tends to get away from a box like feeling. Try using multiple shades of one color, to give it a monochromatic look. This will also break up the space and make it feel more open.

If you need help deciding on a colors, I am more than happy to help you out.

Rachel Mallon
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http://www.geocities.com/rminteriordecor

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