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    Dado rail vs paint colour

    Painters & Decorators

    Should a dado rail contrast the wall paint colour?

    Asked by Greg on 30th May 2022
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    Pilkingtons Painting & Decorating

    "Should be a natural colour or varnished in a natural oak"

    Answered on 6th Jun 2022 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

    "I think the best answer to this question is another question. Are you fond of the dado rail feature?
    If you answer yes to that question then it should be picked out with a contrasting colour to the wall and if you are not keen on it but don't want the expense of having it removed then it should blend in with the background and match the wall colour."

    Answered on 10th Jun 2022 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    SheFix London

    "Hi Greg,

    A dado rail divides the wall. It can have a contrasting colour or it can be the same colour as the wall. it depends on the look you are trying to achieve. It definitely gives the wall a bit of texture.

    Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Lloyd's Property Maintenance

    "This was why it was used from day 1 .
    Rooms were painted two tones and Dado was put on to split tye contrast. 🙂"

    Answered on 6th Jun 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    M H Decorators bedford uk

    "Not usually day for rails are picked out with the doorframe colour usually"

    Answered on 9th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    B O K Services

    "Most common is to have the dado rail the same colour as the rest of the woodwork with that room"

    Answered on 31st May 2022 - Member since Feb 2016 - report
    Russo design and decor

    "The original purpose of a dado rail was to act as a boarder to separate a lower darker colour from a lighter colour above or a wallpaper. The dado rail is usually in a colour similar to that of the lower colour or matches the woodwork"

    Answered on 31st May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report

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