Where to stop?

Anonymous asked 10 years ago

I want to paint my L-shaped living/dining room a distinct color (soft mauve), but I don’t want to run the color down the hall into the rest of the apartment. Where do I stop?

The office is pale aqua, and the 2 bedrooms are pale yellow. The doors to those rooms usually remain closed.

Should I paint the hallway a lighter version of the living room mauve? Or leave it as builder’s white? Is there another option?

2 Answers
MagicDave answered.

We usually paint halls that run off the living room, the same color as the living room, but it's really up to you…

You can try some examples using the <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.sherwin-williams.com/visualizer/&quot; target="_blank">Sherwin Williams Color Visualization Tool</a>.

Crowder Painting answered.

Stop the dining and living room color at the 2 hall edges nearest the living room. I put some arrows on your picture to show this.

I think this should work fine. I don't see any other options as one hall wall extends into the living space a little.