What color to paint slanted wall?

Hi,
I'm painting my room, and I have a slanted wall. What color do I use? Wall color? Ceiling color?
Here's a cross sectional image of my room, including intended colors. Any help is greatly appreciated.
http://www.webrex.net/room.jpg
Thanks.
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a nice fuchsia or mauve.
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Thanks for all your comments. I'm still thinking though.
Here is a cople of 3D models of the room to be painted. I'm painting on Saturday morning, so there's still time to think about it.
http://www.webrex.net/room.html
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Do you want the room to seem higher? Use the wall color. Lower? Ceiling color.
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dadiOH wrote:

Don't you have that reversed?
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Can be either wall or ceiling, depending on what you like. Could even be different if you like it.
If it were me, I would let the slope and knee wall height determine. If the knee wall were taller than about 5 or 6 feet then i would do ceiling. I would also say that if the slope were more perpendicular than horizontal I would paint it wall colored.
So, if it was a toss up on slope I would let the height determine which I would use. If its a low knee wall I would use wall paint, if a tall knee wall I would use ceiling.
Clear as mud huh?
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Elemental Blue, followed by a rag-rolling of three successively darker shades of green.
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To make it less cave-like I would use a creme on the slant to lighten the narrow portion of the room as well as open it up.
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On 9 Nov 2005 09:20:30 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

My issue with slanted or angled walls that have solid colors is they can come off very contemporary or modern. To me, it can seem almost cold. I always do a slight color wash of walls in modern room layouts. You still get the basic color scheme you want but you also get walls that while are different shades, they tie in together.
Ex: Try a tone darker of your wall color then rag off or drybrush a light glaze over it. I would do the same on the angled wall but wash it with a glaze near the ceiling color. Try to blend more ceiling color as near the ceiling. You'll be left with a wall that seems to blend right into the ceiling yet is not really different than the walls.
Google "color wash" for more info.
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Based on the colors you showed I would paint the slope the ceiling color. That dark green is going to close in on you.
Buy a 39 cent piece of poster board, paint it the wall color, tape it up there, drink a beer and stare at it for a while.
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I liked the whole idea of drinking a beer while staring at it...
Doug's idea was also quite good: paint it with the lighter ceiling color, and if it looks bad, repaint it with the wall color.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

You paint it whichever way *you* think will look best. How *I* think it looks shouldn't make any difference to you, since it ain't my house. I'll offer this suggestion, though: since ceilings are generally painted a lighter color than the wall, paint it the ceiling color. Then if you don't like it, repaint it with the wall color. Easier than doing it the other way around.
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I would go for the ceiling color or the ceiling color slightly tinted with the wall color.
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Personally, I'm leaning towards wall color, because of the shape of the room and the placement of the angled portions. The 3D view is what really did it for me. The angled portions just look like they're part of the wall, not the ceiling. Painted ceiling color, the would look weird extending halfway down the wall, particularly in the the narrow section. The narrower slanted part should definitely be wall color, otherwise you have a little ceiling colored rectangle in the middle of an otherwise solid colored wall.
For illustration, here's a photo of a room in a house I manage:
http://houseonhawthorne.com/masterbed.JPG
Granted, this is not exactly the same arrangement, and the moulding does provide a clear wall-ceiling demarcation (and who knows, maybe that would be a nice solution for your room). Still, the walls definitely do not feel like they are falling in on you. Further, if the narrow section on the left were painted white (even without moulding), it would look really out of place.
My two cents. Of course, the idea of trying the lighter color then painting over with the darker sounds pretty good, too, just in case.
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I think you should do it the same color as your ceiling. Then you've got alot of flexibility to hang some art of something else up there. I had a slanted wall in college and hung a tapestry on it and i LOVED it!
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