You wouldn’t put ketchup on your steak, now would you? That would be treating it like a hamburger.
When you paint your architectural trim like drywall, it’s like putting ketchup on a steak. It cheapens it – takes it for granted. Here’s an example: this is a “before” of a coffered ceiling in a client’s home. It doesn’t look bad, but parts of it are painted out like the drywall:
Coffered Ceiling As Hamburger
We painted out the coffered ceiling completely in the existing trim color (white) and in the same finish (gloss). The coffered ceiling now reads high-end, more sophisticated. Like a nice, juicy steak.
Coffered Ceiling as Steak
Do you need another example to convince you? Ok, here’s an example of columns that were painted like a hamburger – see the ketchup?
Columns as Hamburger
Columns should not read as drywall – they should read as architectural trim. Painting them out like trim, rather than drywall is the right thing to do.
Columns as Steak