Kelly Hoppen’s advice for painting skirting boards is a total game changer
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It’s official, painting skirting boards the same color as the wall color is the best way to decorate. We can confidently say this because the “queen of interiors” Kelly Hoppen says so. Kelly, named the Queen by the This Morning team, was there this week to give viewers her expert advice on interior design.
When Kelly joins the phone, it’s always “a very popular item on the show,” explains Holly. It enables viewers to get free advice from the expert themselves.
Kelly Hoppen’s advice on painting baseboards
When the caller asks Jen Kelly for ideas about painting her living room, the interior designer reveals her top tip. She says, “A little tip: paint the baseboards in your room the same gray (the color of the wall). Because it makes the whole wall look much higher. Because if you paint them white, it’s a bit like wearing a sock and your pant leg is too high. It looks kind of strange! ‘
A brilliant analogy for the look of bold white baseboards that contrast with wall color for the wrong reasons. But it’s been the right way of doing things for years, so have we all done it ?! No longer thanks to the competent advice of Kelly Hoppen.
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Another interior designer who does the same thing with paint and carries it from floor to ceiling is Abigail Ahern.
Abigail even goes a step further and paints ceilings the same color as the walls to create a cocoon effect. It’s bold, but very effective for those brave enough to follow the trend. If you don’t, just start with Kelly’s tip on painting baseboards to create the illusion of wall heights and stretch the room to make you feel bigger.
The trick works with any wall color, but is especially effective when trending, darker hues are used.
Are you painting the baseboards the same shade as the wall paint?