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Paint Ideas for Dormered Rooms. While painting rooms with dormers in a flattering way may seem like a tricky proposition– given the low ceiling, sloped walls and odd angles that dormered rooms tend to have — viewing the dormer as an interesting feature rather than a detriment will help you paint the space in a flattering way. Consider painting dormered rooms in a manner that highlights, rather than downplays, the dormers.

Paint Ideas for Dormered Rooms :

Different Shade

Paint the interior areas of the dormers in a different shade of the main room color to set it apart without creating too jarring of a color contrast. The shade can be darker or lighter than the main color. This approach to painting dormered rooms is particularly appropriate if you want to set the dormers apart visually without making them look like entirely separate spaces.

Natural Colors

Paint dormered rooms in colors drawn from the natural world, such as summer-sky blue, Sahara beige, sage silver-green or sandstone. Since dormers are small spaces naturally suited for sheltering a cozy bed, a reading corner or a writing nook, painting dormered rooms restful, nature-inspired colors will help add to the feeling of sanctuary that dormers create.

White

Paint dormered rooms all white — walls and ceiling — to maximize the feeling of space and minimize the oddness of the sloped walls and low ceiling. Not only do white walls generally make rooms feel more spacious and spalike, they also serve as a blank slate that can be adjusted to suit the tastes of whoever moves in, an important benefit if your dormered rooms will be rented out.

Bold Color

Paint the dormer a striking, bold color that contrasts sharply with the rest of the room. This not only makes the dormer feel like a separate, if quite cozy room, it also turns what could be viewed as an architectural oddity into a centerpiece. For example, you could paint the main portion of a dormered room white and paint the walls of the dormer mandarin orange or fuchsia for an Asian-inspired palette, or sunny yellow or sea-foam green for a less-startling contrast.

Paint Ideas for Dormered Rooms, source from eHow.com.

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