Need a little advice about my handrail

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Hi, my name is Linda. My husband just made this hand rail and put in the rungs. We will be getting new carpeting next week. But in the meantime I just am not sure if we should repaint the handrail to a different color. Does anyone have any advice?
should a handrail match the carpets
should a handrail match the carpets
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  • Sheila Moore Sheila Moore on Dec 03, 2014
    @Linda Germano... I would paint the top rail and the posts black if it were me.It wouldn't look so stark white.
  • Tina Krenz Tina Krenz on Dec 03, 2014
    It depends on what your style is. I like country, very country, so to begin with, I wouldn't have carpet period. Second, that square pattern would have to go, because it doesn't match with the other flooring. As far as the railing, I would leave it alone, because it matches the baseboard, but the iron rods I would want them to be rustic looking or at least country looking, and not black. Again, it all comes down to what your style is and colors you like. I can, like I said before, really visualize ideas and people who are artistic just have to do the rest. Hope this helps.
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Dec 04, 2014
    There's a lot going on re flooring. Is that a rug with a square pattern or parquet? Think it would look better carrying through the darker flooring. I, too, would remove the carpeting on the stairs. If you can afford it, a runner with rods to keep it in place would look nice. Lots of patterns to choose from to suit country, traditional, modern, etc. Think there is too much contrast between the stark white and black. However, looks like all your trim is the same bright white. I'd think about painting the black railing rather than changing trim, stairs, etc. to a creamy white.
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Dec 04, 2014
    I love the white and how it pops against the color and the flooring. I love the black wrought iron. It just stands out!
  • Darla Darla on Dec 04, 2014
    I wouldn't paint it. It looks great the way it is!
  • Lilian Lilian on Dec 04, 2014
    Leave it white...looks great
  • Susan Bott Susan Bott on Dec 04, 2014
    I like it just the way it is. Find a couple of black iron pieces ( or something else with black in it) to hang on both walls next to the stairs and it will make it tie in to the decor.
  • AMA434007 AMA434007 on Dec 04, 2014
    I would definitely lose the parquet flooring and put wood in and continue it on the stairs. I like the white and black together, maybe add some accents in black to tie it all together.
  • Bonnie Bonnie on Dec 04, 2014
    The white is very pretty if you have that type of stark b & w contemporary decor, but it looks like you have some antique furniture and your wood floors are also dark....this is quite a contrast of styles. To blend the railing, paint a deeper color such as mahogony, ebony, or walnut. You might also continue the darker color to the inside sill of that wonderful octagonal window there at the stair turn landing...... Those are mediterranean styled spindle posts, so you could make it a little vignette there and add some more wrought iron pieces to add to the walls; candle sconces, maybe? Be sure to show us the after-effect when you decide what to do with it!! :)
  • MaryAnn B MaryAnn B on Dec 04, 2014
    The white is a bit stark, but if like it leave it alone. If you think it is too "white" you could soften it a bit with a light pastel to match your décor and re paint. It is a beautiful lucky you to have such a talented husband. I like it white!
  • Sheila D Sheila D on Dec 06, 2014
    Will the wall paint color stay the same?
  • Lori Lori on Dec 13, 2014
    Sounds unanimous, white it is.
  • Cheryl Tarkington Cheryl Tarkington on Feb 21, 2015
    I like the look as it is.
  • Sheila D Sheila D on Feb 22, 2015
    Are the walls going to stay the current beige color?