Asked on Dec 28, 2012

Chair rail ~~~In or Out ?

Sandy TrominKMS WoodworksKathleen M


Getting ready to paint ...........again. Have open concept home and chair rail in the main living area. My dec style if I have to have one would be eclectic to transitional ( lol ) My question is ; is chair rail OUT? I would like to remove it but know my husband will have a fit because of the cost it took to put it there. Is there a trick to making it fit more to my eclectic/trans tastes? thanks y'all! Kath
6 answers
  • Kimberly Barney
    on Dec 28, 2012

    You could simply paint it the same color as the wall color.

  • It's really neither - you're right to think based on your own taste! Depending on the room transitions in your home, doing all your molding in that room a decorative or dark color is one possibility. You could also think of painting it to look like metal and doing some decorative embellishments above and below it!

  • Celeste R
    on Dec 29, 2012

    I agree with both comments- my two cents are I have chair railing in my home and have seen a room that really looked fresh & sophisticated by painting above the railing a lighter color and below railing a darker color in for example a light cream & dark brown. It really looked good!

  • Kathleen M
    on Dec 29, 2012

    been muddling thru this all day, thanks for the input!!! I know in my head I want it gone. So, I guess makin it disappear by painting all one color like Kimberly said is a good way

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Dec 29, 2012

    I love the look in some in this one I have been working on

  • Sandy Tromin
    on Apr 25, 2015

    it adds interest even with the same color because its dimensional

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