home decorating


Question by  gooffen (19)

Would dark walls look better with white trim or a dark wood stain trim?

The walls in my home are painted a darker color, right now all my trim is stained a wood color, I would like to paint it white.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

I have dark wall colors too and our trim is painted white and I think it looks so good. It breaks up all the dark colors. I think if you have a dark wood stain on the trim it is just going to blend in with the walls.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Light walls look better with dark trim. Dark walls look WAY better with white trim. So go ahead and paint it white.


Answer by  hymanrichard (78)

The point of trim is to accent therefore you would want to have the dark walls light trim or vice versa. In my 10 years experience this has always looks the best and always looks wonderful. Also remember to paint the Trim 1st it makes it a heck of a lot easier for touch ups later


Answer by  ApprenticeJenn (959)

Darker trim or tone-on-tone trim will keep the room looking calm and mellow. Contrasting or white trim can look fresh and brighten up an otherwise dark room and is a popular look right now. White trim is harder to keep clean and shows small chips easily - be sure to sand and prime first for the best results.


Answer by  slkunz2003yahoocom (836)

White trim will make your painted walls POP. Make sure your paint job is crisp and use a glossy enamel for best results.

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