color  walls


Question by  Karan (16)

Should I match the wall color to the wood trim?


Answer by  turbotortoise (15)

That depends on the desired effect. If you would like the wood trim to be highlighted, paint your wall in a contrasting colour. If you wish the wood trim to blend in and be less visible, then matching the colour will achieve that effect, to some degree.


Answer by  lauryn (194)

No, you should definately not match wall color to the wood trim unless you want a boring look. It is better to pick a contrasting color to make the trim work stand out. A very popular look is to paint your trim in a white or cream color and use a darker paint color on the wall.


Answer by  haikit (17)

No, the wood trim should accentuate the difference between the wall and another surface. If it's the same color, it'll look too similar and the trim is useless.


Answer by  Emr (698)

There's no hard and fast rule about what colors to paint your house. Do whatever makes you happy. Do make sure to use a more durable paint on trim.


Answer by  mbc1001 (5)

the guys in my family tell me it's a terrible idea to paint the trim in my house... with me, if I start i'll do the whole house - french doors, six panel doors, etc. don't know what to do with all this oak trim!!!

posted by Anonymous
Don't paint the oak... I have about 100 years worth of layers on tons of oak trim- and I want it gone. Beautiful oak- don't cover it.  add a comment

Answer by  Tallis (31)

Pick wood trim that contrasts and complements the color of your walls. For example, if you have beige walls, moulding and wainscoting will offset the beige nicely and give contrast for the eye. Too much of the same color can be monotonous and make your room look smaller than it actually is.

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