Posted by Lauran

In the world of interior decorating, paint color is a constant topic of conversation, speculation and new trends. While attention has typically been given to choosing the right wall color, I’ve noticed a shift toward a new focus on trim color. Here’s a look at some of the trim trends we’re seeing.

Trim in same color as walls

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In this spread from HGTV Magazine, the owners chose to paint their walls and trim a statement-making blue. Imagine how different the space would feel if the window trim had been white instead.

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In this page from the latest Serena & Lily catalog, the entire wall paneling is painted one light blue tone.

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This living room designed by Thom Felicia features a deep blue covering the walls, wall paneling and window trim to create a moody atmosphere. (via Remodelaholic, via House & Home magazine)

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In this traditional home, the walls, trim, and baseboards share this gorgeous green. (Image via  havesomedecorum, via Veranda magazine.)

Black trim

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This homeowner chose to paint all the window trim, door frames, and baseboards black (image via Remodelaholic, via Apartment Therapy).

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This image from Serena & Lily shows the power of black trim against an otherwise all-white room.

Bright colored trim

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This bright yellow window trim adds just the right punch of energy to this room.

The New Farmhouse
Another happy example of yellow trim in a farmhouse dining room.
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Wow! This almost-neon green is a great match for all these house plants. (Image via housethatlarsbuilt, via The New Bohemians book.)
What do you think? If you’re afraid to paint an entire wall a different color, why not try just the trim?

One thought on “Trim trends

  1. Wow, it really got me when I saw a photo of a window with a bright yellow trim which also had some plant pots and items in different shades of yellow. I think you are right when you said that it adds a bit of energy to the room. With that in mind, I would have to suggest to my worker that, after he installs the window trim, he paints it with yellow since it is also my favorite color. Thanks for the tips!

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