Painted Paneling for Straight-Up Style

Paneling is one of the fastest ways we know of to add appeal and attention to the walls and ceilings in any room. However, if dark, manly dens and gullible libraries come into mind when you believe paneling, consider again. Rich wood paneling is ideal for creating that formal look, but if bright, airy and open are adjectives you’re attempting to conjure, don’t count paneling out. A coating of paint, or a few coats, can transform that wood into something which’s ideal for your property.

Borges Brooks Builders

If you like the look of white but occasionally find it dull, painted paneling can be an ideal enhancement. The white is sleek, clean and shiny, while the grooves at the paneling add interest and dimension, creating a space with loads of character.

Wendi Young Design

For the charm of painted paneling without committing to the entire room, put it in one spot. The paneling over this mattress adds focus to the focal point of the space and creates striking comparison to the walls surrounding it.

Whitten Architects

Painted paneling is a shore-house basic and, if you inquire, looks fabulous in colors that reflect the outside. Blues and greens conjure the sea beyond the window.

Whitten Architects

To get a space that has floor-to-ceiling paneling, making contrast with paint adds much charm. We’re huge fans of a blue that mirrors the sky.

Julianne Stirling

Paneling placed vertically and horizontally within this space adds visual attention and leaves the space feel more cozy.

Warmington & North

In newer houses, we love the way painted paneling creates the look of age. Coupled with tasteful decor, it is sophisticated and chic but can be equally relaxed when complemented with more casual decor.

Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home

We love the architectural detail positioned behind the mattress — the ideal background for a gorgeous headboard.

Stonebreaker Builders & Remodelers

To get a look that is not as dim as stained but has more of a presence than plain white, tan is a good compromise. It is still warm but much less formal and looks terrific counter with accessories.

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