How should I paint my crown molding?


Should the molding match the wall color or ceiling color?

  5 answers
  • William William on Mar 14, 2019

    Personal choice. Most people paint crown molding white no matter what ceiling or wall color are. A contrasting color other than the ceiling or wall color. A shade darker than the wall color also looks good.

  • Beth Beth on Mar 14, 2019

    Moulding should match the trim in the house. It is supposed to stand out. If you paint it to match either the wall or the ceiling, what is the point of even having it? No one will notice it. BTW, that is why I don't like white ceilings!

    • Tami Tami on Mar 14, 2019

      I'm getting ready to paint all the trim in my kitchen white and the walls will be light steel blue. The crown molding is very plain and boring and stained wood. I think I'll take Williams advice and paint it a darker shade because I also think then what's the point of having it!

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 14, 2019

    They are painted the color of the ceiling in my house. I would say it depends upon the look you want - lower ceilings, wall color - Higher ceilings, ceiling color.

    • Tami Tami on Mar 14, 2019

      I really need higher ceilings so thanks for the input.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 14, 2019

    maybe neither----purely personal preference just depends on look you are trying to acheive-taller ceilings? all blended/all the same so you don't really notice it? could be white crown molding with lighter color painted ceilings and darker walls?? or darker ceiling with lighter walls and even darker crown molding,could be wood crown molding with painted walls & ceilings.Online info." The crown molding color generally should not be the same as the ceiling ... In this case, you might opt to paint crown molding and walls to match.If the other trim in the room is stained, stain the crown molding to match. One exception is when the ceiling seems low in the room already -- a crown molding that is painted a different color than the walls may make the ceiling seem even lower because the highlighted molding draws the eyes upward.And if you have a room with low ceilings, painting baseboards and crown molding will make the room seem taller." Gee are you thoroughly confused yet here are pictures maybe to help you get look you want

    • Tami Tami on Mar 14, 2019

      Thank you Lynn, so many pretty pics to look at! Lots of good ideas and I'll settle on one or some.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 14, 2019

    In a kitchen, they can match the cabinets.