We like to use two layers of molding. The first layer is baseboard placed upside down, then Chris attaches the crown on top of that. The result is a really wide and decorative molding that looks like one piece once it is all caulked and painted.
Chris has had some practice installing crown molding in other rooms on Hazard Ave and at our last house and has picked up a few tricks. Along with making "tough guy" faces, he makes a mock up of the two molding pieces together so that we can make sure the scale is correct.
like Casey suggested to contrast against the warm walls. It is Reserved White by Sherwin Williams.
Chris is going to add quarter round molding to the baseboards in order to hide the small gap between the baseboards and the floors. Then we'll need to caulk and paint all the trim and molding.
We're in the home stretch...