When picking a new paint color for a room, most people focus on the color of the walls. It makes sense since that’s what people will notice most when they walk into the room. But it’s just as important to choose the right color for your trim. Whether you have crown molding, wainscot, baseboards, or window frames, these accents really help to frame the space and make your wall color stand out.
COLORS AND COMBINATIONS OF TRIM PAINT
There are a few different ways to choose the right color for the trim. Different color combinations can make different effects and help draw attention to different parts of your space. You might want your trim to match the color of your walls, draw attention to interesting parts of your room, or create a bold contrast to make your room more interesting to look at.
COLOR COMBINATIONS FOR PAINT
When you use colors that go well together, your room will look and feel more balanced. With this style, the trim is usually painted in soft neutral colors like white, cream, beige, or lighter natural wood tones. By keeping the trim simple, you can subtly draw attention to the room’s textures and details while letting the wall color steal the show. This is probably one of the most common color combinations for trim since it looks great with almost any color and can be used in many different ways.
If you want something a little more modern and bold, you might want to paint the trim a different color. This works well when you want to draw attention to cool details, like windows, doorways, and fireplace mantles inside, or windows, doors, and high peaks on the outside of your home. If your walls are a softer, more neutral color, adding black or dark blue trim is a cool way to make the room more interesting. It also looks good with darker walls and makes the room feel more dramatic.
The monochromatic look is another interesting way to put things together. The goal of this color scheme is to make everything look like it goes together. You can still see the room’s interesting details, but the trim is the same (or a similar) color as the walls, so it’s much less noticeable. This is a common style in rooms that are all white, but it looks good with almost any wall color. It feels a bit more modern than the classic choice of white trim with soft neutral wall colors. It is subtle, but a bit unexpected. If you don’t want to use the exact same color as your walls, you can still get the same look by choosing a color that is just a few shades lighter or darker than your walls.
COLOR OF TRIM PAINT
You can paint your trim any color you want, but there are a few colors that people tend to use both inside and outside. The first is classic white. Even though white might seem like a safe choice, it can be a very bold choice when paired with darker or more vibrant colors. There are also a lot of different shades of white. You can choose a classic bright white, a softer shade with warm undertones, or something with cool undertones that looks almost like a soft gray. Think about the color of your walls and look for a shade of white that has undertones that are similar. (For example, cool white with cool paint colors, warm white with warm paint colors, or a true white for a contrasting look.)
You can also get the same effect by using black, which is at the opposite end of the color spectrum. That might sound crazy since black is usually seen as a much more dramatic color than white, but black is also a neutral color. For a sophisticated look, black shades look great next to white walls or on the outside of a white house. Black also works well with darker colors to draw attention to certain parts of a room without taking too much attention away from the main color in your space. Black also comes in a lot of different shades, from dark charcoal gray to shiny true black.
Of course, when it comes to painting trim color, you don’t have to stick to white or black! You can choose pretty much any color you want, but always try to create a balanced look. You can go for a monochromatic look by choosing trim that is close to the color of your walls, or you can go for a bolder, more modern look by choosing colors that are on the opposite side of the color wheel.
CCT Apex House Painting can help you change the look of your room by painting the trim, the walls, or both. We can paint the inside and outside of your home, and we can help you choose the right colors. To get started, book your free, no-obligation estimate today!