In the past, if you chose to have painted trim versus stained, the assumption would most likely have been that the trim would be white and the biggest question you would have had to answer was which shade of white.
But if you scroll through places like Pinterest or design blogs, or watch decorating and home improvement shows (Fixer Upper anyone?), you may have noticed that it seems like the trend might be changing just a little.
While you will still find white (or stained) trim in the majority of homes, it does seem like a segment of designers and homeowners seem to be gravitating more toward colors like gray and black, or grayed down versions of other colors for a more unique look.
For some, the appeal of this look is in the contrast. You’ll notice a distinct difference between the rooms that have a larger contrast between the dark trim and the wall color and those that don’t.
It’s a personal preference but, for me, contrast is good.
On a much smaller scale, there are those adventurous decorators who are fully embracing bold, bright and fun colors for their trim.
The kind of color that we admire, and love what a day brightener it is (especially on a cold winter day), but would never actually be brave enough to do ourselves.
While making trim decisions on a recent design project, we seriously debated using a different trim color, but ultimately white won out as the best choice for the space.
It would be fun to try a different color in the future, though, when it’s the right fit for the project.
What about you? Would you or have you painted your trim a color other than white?
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