Pick The Right Trim Paint Color

Pick The Right Trim Paint Color

Trim paint color often gets overlooked when painting a room since the focus is on the wall color. However, it is no less important. Trim color brings the room together and affects how the room feels and is perceived. Continue reading for tips to help you pick the right trim paint color for your space.

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Trim Paint Color

Choosing a color for your trim may feel difficult. You have probably put all your energy into choosing the right color for your walls. However, there are several factors you can consider to help you choose a trim color that will look great.

Style and architecture of the home

  • For homes with a lot of natural wood, consider staining the trim instead of painting it to highlight the wood and create a sense of warmth.
  • For modern homes, bold trim colors can complement the overall style of the room.

Color of the main wall paint

  • Choose a complementary color either a shade lighter or darker than your wall color.
  • Paint the trim the same color as the wall to open up the room.
  • Most neutral colors go well with any room’s color scheme.

Surrounding decor and furniture

  • Curtains, furniture, area rugs, artwork, and other decor are all good sources for trim color inspiration. Choose a trim color that highlights your decor and unifies the room.

The feel you want the room to have

  • Make a room seem larger by using the same or similar trim color to the main wall, or you can make the room feel cozy by using a warm trim color.

Choosing the Right Shade

Light colors for the trim can help to brighten a room and make the wall color pop. While many interior designers prefer white trim regardless of room style or wall color, this is not a rule.

  • Crisp white
  • Light blue
  • Pale yellow

Dark color trim is a growing trend in interior design. It establishes a very modern look, creates depth, and effectively frames windows and doors. This includes trim the same color as your walls, just several shades darker. Or consider these dark hues:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Dark navy
  • Dark gray

Neutral hues are another trim color that you can’t go wrong with. Neutral trim complements practically any room style or color without being distracting.

  • Gray
  • Beige
  • Cream
  • Soft green

If bold and bright colors are more your style, choose a contrasting trim color to make your space pop. This can include bright white and black and other bold and bright colors like:

  • Terra Cotta
  • Teal
  • Yellow

Stained wood is also a great choice to highlight woodwork and bring a natural element to the room.

  • Almond
  • Chestnut
  • Honey
  • Dark walnut

Professional Interior Painting Services

With over 30 years of experience, the highly qualified teams at Landry’s Painting are skilled for any interior painting job. It is our goal to provide you with a beautifully painted space home at a price you can afford.

If you need interior painting services in the Inland Empire, San Bernardino, Riverside, or High Desert areas call Landry’s today at (760) 617-1051.