Comments (19)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Anastasia Markopoulou
What is your opinion about sherwin williams eider white ( http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW7014-eider-white/). I would like to create an scandinavian style interion, is it suitable? Thank you!
   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
trgolfs

Designers never seem to show what paint colors work best in an older home with oak stained woodwork. They all show homes with white painted woodwork that look gorgeous. However, many people live in simple homes that all the woodwork is stained and the ceiling height is only 8 feet. Can someone give advice?

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Janny

trgolfs, sometimes if you paint all that oak-stained woodwork white, the whole place seems bigger and more open -- and the ceiling seems higher too. (Written from my 1918 cottage -- the one with cream walls and white woodwork.)

   

Related Stories

Color 8 Color Palettes You Can't Get Wrong
Can't decide on a color scheme? Choose one of these foolproof palettes for a room that feels both timeless and fresh
Full Story
Neutral Colors 11 Ways to Spice Up Neutral Palettes
Side with texture and pattern in a neutral room for a look that commits to high sophistication and elegance
Full Story
Color 10 Ways to Make Your Neutral Palette Shine
By Pangaea
Wake up your beige and gray with a rich combination of texture, shape and pattern
Full Story
More Rooms 10 Polished Looks for a Bedroom Makeover
Pretty as a posy? Naturally rough? Whatever you're craving for a new year's bedroom refresh, these styling ideas can help you get there
Full Story
Shop Houzz Summer Kitchen Essentials
By Houzz
Shop everything you need for a fresh kitchen design, just in time for summer hosting
See Products
Decorating Guides 5 Ways to Go Bold With (Almost) All White
Take away color to gain focus on textures and interesting details and create a purely relaxing mood
Full Story
Furniture How to Lay Out a Master Bedroom for Serenity
Promote relaxation where you need it most with this pro advice for arranging your master bedroom furniture
Full Story
Shop Houzz Adirondack Chairs With Free Shipping
By Houzz
Ease into outdoor relaxation with these classic styles
See Products
Decorating Guides Warm Up to White All Around the House
Explore the many ways to design a white kitchen, bathroom, dining room or bedroom that's far from stark and sterile
Full Story