to paint or not to paint stairs

Shevaun Nic Mhathúna
11 April, 2019

Hi, can I ask, my head is wrecked for fear I will make a huge mistake. Moved in 6 wks ago, stairs is the usual pine and I was thinking of doing the whole off white spindles & step risers, dark walnut stained handrail & step tops going up. I am nervous as my walls are painted a lovely natural cream, the floor is crema marfil high gloss tiles. Started on the skirtings, architraves and doors downstairs in Dulux Satinwood Antique White over the last few days and I am starting to think the white stairs may clash with the cream & antique white, should i go the same colour as the skirtings/architraves. Does anyone else have this look and it looks really well (what colours did you use) or do you think I should follow through with just clear varnishing the spindles instead and darker varnish on the handrails and sides. Don't know which would look better??? Thanks for any advice.


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