Painting dilemmas- need advice
This weekend my boyfriend and I will be installing board and batten in the living room, hallway, and entry way of our house. If you scroll all the way down, you'll get an idea of what we're aiming for. We will be using very similar colors too. Since we have to work with the carpet in the living room (which is in great shape), I thought the navy would compliment the green. Here is my dilemma. The one long wall of the living room is continuous with the hallway. While I love the navy in the living room, I am worried the navy in the hallway will only make the hallway darker. If I opted for a different color in the hallway, how can I stop the navy since the wall is continuous? And should I keep the entry way portion navy too or tie it in to the hallway color if I select a different color option for the top portion of the wall? Also what type of paint should I use for the lower part of the walls? It's a high traffic area and the walls are already a mess. I was trying to decide between semi and satin for the lower portion based on this. Mind you, we have 5 kids.