Using 2 paint colors

top half of the wall one color and the bottom half another. what would be the height of the lower color from the floor? 9 foot ceilings.
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How are you separating it. Is it for a basement, hall or what. What is the purpose.
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Fogbank wrote:

37 and three eighths inches from the top of the baseboard. But seriously there is no standard. There is aesthetics. What "look" are you trying to achieve? Make the tall ceiling look shorter, even taller? Light color over dark, or vice versa? Simulate wainscoting without the chair rail?
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you could always use the "perfect ratio" rule.
the perfect ratio is about 1:1.62 the 9 foot needs to be divided into two zones... one of unit 1, the other of 1.62. 9' / 2.62 = ~3.44 so about 3 foot 5.25 inches
For lack of any other considerations. sounds as good a height as any... ;)
Other folks might have opinions.... like standard chair rail height.
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called the 'golden rule' or 'golden mean'
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Look at other visual cues like the height of the window sills.
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On 17 Nov 2004 12:10:32 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@nf.sympatico.ca (Fogbank) wrote:

The lower color would be at floor height, above that would give you three colors.
Generally an exact split or 1/3 and 2/3 is most sensible to the eyes.
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(Fogbank) wrote:

i applied the golden rule and am very pleased with the outcome. thanks
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Well, you could use a chair back as a height guide but really, there's no "rule". Go nuts......whatever looks good to you. Me

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Fogbank wrote:

Depends. Personal taste, size of room, light, colors and patterns used, placement of windows/doors, room use, floor covering, view of/from adjoining rooms, etc. When I installed a chair rail, I put it at the level where chair backs would touch the wall, about 30".
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