Also, being that we were having the walls and ceiling painted, the painter was able to spray the crown molding instead of using a brush. The finish comes out so much better.
In the living room, we went Benjamin Moore's "Web" color on the walls. The ceiling is an ultra flat, general white paint and the crown molding is Benjamin Moore's "Dove White".
The entry way was painted with a slightly different gray color than in the living room. I love the little crown molding return as you go up the steps.
When the cabinets were installed, he also installed new crown molding around the entire kitchen. After installation, the nail holes and joints were caulked. So that needed to be painted as well. We were able to get some left over paint from the cabinetmaker and the painter sprayed a new coat of paint on the crown molding. Looks great.
The same color was used in the dining room as the living room. The walls in the living and dining rooms have a pretty heavy swirl texture on them that is part of the plaster. When we first got the house, we were pretty sure we would remove this texture by putting a skim coat over the walls. We are really glad that we didn't because now with a fresh coat of paint, the texture really adds another dimension to the rooms.
Being that the front porch is covered with windows, we were glad to hire this out to a painter and save lots of time taping and covering windows. Also, since it was going to be entirely white, he was able to spray the whole room and get a great finish all around.