Before you start bringing home paint swatches and deciding on paint colors for your home, take a look at your trim. Is it basic white or natural wood?
White interior paint has been the default paint color for door trim and crown moulding for years. You may not have even payed any attention to the trim in your home when you moved in. Well, it’s time to change that. Simply painting a room is only thinking about part of the equation. You need to also include the trim (and the ceiling, we might add) to your interior design ideas.
So if you are ready to move on from boring white trim, take a look at some fun ideas for painting the trim in your Oregon City, OR home.
Match the trim to the walls
Matching the paint on your trim to your wall paint may seem like a bland idea, but the outcome is truly modern and chic. This seamless look works in just about any room. Cover the walls in art or keep them bare for a minimalist look. Just be sure to paint the ceiling a different color. White is always a safe choice, but if you are craving more, then gather some fun ideas for ceiling paint colors.
Go a few shades darker
If the the first painting tip seems a little too matchy for your taste, then choose a paint color for your trim that is just slightly darker than your walls. If your walls are gray, then go several shades darker on that same paint deck for your trim. If your walls are white, then choose a darker but neutral color for the trim. Just think opposites here. If you would normally paint your walls a color and the trim white, simply switch it up. You will love how modern this looks. It works in any style room and with any type of trim, from traditional crown molding to larger wide trim.
Pop of bold color
If your rooms are mostly neutral or white and you are craving a pop of color, look no further than your trim. Adding a bold paint color to your trim is a great way to test the waters with fun paint colors but with less commitment. Painting all four walls a unique color may seem too drastic for you, so painting the trim is your best bet. While you may tire of a color that takes over the whole room, chances are good that you will not tire of a pop of color on your trim. And the best part is that you can choose any color you want! Do you love a bold blue? Or is violet your favorite color? Try it on your trim. Add in other accessories to the room with those same colors to tie it all together.
Bluenote Painting knows just how difficult it can be to choose paint colors for your home. Let our experts help you transform your rooms with fresh, bold paint colors that you’ll enjoy for years to come.