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I have a large master bedroom (15 x 24) with one side having both a long and low (to 5 ft at bottom)vaulted ceiling and two dormers.  The total ceiling height is quite high (18ft).  I want to paint the two dormers a different color than the rest of the room, and pain the vaulted ceiling, up to the point that is goes "flat" the same color as the rest of the walls.  Should I paint the dormers a darker color or lighter color than the rest of the room, and should I paint the vaulted ceiling the same color as the dormers, or the color of the othe three walls?  

The dormers are a natural focal point by design, so you really don't have to accent them with color.  If you choose to, that's fine.  Since the dormers are on the shorter wall, you may be able to visually elongate that line by painting them  a lighter shade of the ceiling color.  (Painting the ceiling darker will bring the eye to the ceiling, so if you want to accentuate the natural height of the ceiling, paint it darker.)

Remember....the eye always goes to color.


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