Paint treatment for Traditional style decorating

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I visited a home that used the same color paint for the woodwork, doors, and walls--no contrasting color paint, but a different finish for the walls and woodwork. Is that acceptable for a Traditional style home? I really liked the look.

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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 16, 2017
    It is your house, you decorate it the way you want it. If you want to do it all in one color for the woodwork, doors and walls, then do it that way. Just make sure you use differing colors for the decor you use in those rooms so it doesn't look like an institution.
  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Sep 16, 2017
    I agree with Nancy, you can decorate it in the way you prefer. I would add that making sure you had some variety in texture and some pops of your favorite color would make it sparkle
  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Sep 16, 2017
    It's your house and you need to do what you like. You can introduce color in your furnishings and accessories
  • Ginny Ginny on Sep 16, 2017
    Don't feel you have to follow the current style. Go with what makes you happy and comfortable. Agree with Karen K about putting color in your accessories (don't forget pillows also come in lots of lovely colors).
  • Kay27246977 Kay27246977 on Sep 16, 2017
    anythibg can go it's your home!
  • The monochromatic look, can be traditional or very modern or a mix of both. Make sure to add texture so it does not appear cold and unwelcoming. I have seen, and do like the tone on tone look if put together well. Poke around on Pinterest for ideas. Go for it! It is your house, you need to be happy. 😍
  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 16, 2017
    Yes. The only thing to the paint I recommend is at least a satin finish on the trim, makes it easier to clean.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 17, 2017
    of course!