Accent Trim — How to Do It
Have you ever seen trim in a color other than white and thought about if it was a good idea or not? I am here to tell you that it IS a good idea.
Why paint your trim a color?
- Be unique- most of the world has white trim.
- Highlight your architectural features.
- If you want white walls, this is the way to do it by creating contrast!
I LOVE white walls! In fact, I like bright white walls and contrasting trim.
Some of my favorite trim colors against white walls:
- White walls, black trim
- White walls, gray trim
- White walls, taupe trim
- White walls, cream trim
If you have earth toned walls, some great combinations are:
- Beige walls, taupe trim
- Taupe walls, black trim
- Beige/taupe walls, chocolate trim
If you have cool toned walls, some great combinations are:
- Gray walls, navy trim
- Gray walls, black trim
- Gray walls, eggplant purple trim
WOW factor award!
If you aren’t willing to make the jump to colored trim, colored doors are a great way to create contrast against a light or neutral wall. Also, darker doors hide wear and tear! Consider doing a charcoal gray or iron ore colored door against your light gray walls and white trim! The higher your door height and the higher quality the doors, the better for making them bolder.
Floor to Ceiling Trim
Colored trim in the form of wall panels is a no brainer when designing a high-end dining room, office or powder room. I cannot express into words how elegant this look is- you will not regret it!
Highlight your trim and your whole house will change before your eyes!