The Best Interior Trim Color Ideas

Often ignored and overlooked, trims can give a room an aesthetic touch. From the architectural point of view, door and window casings, baseboards, pillars, mantels, window outlining, etc. are called trims. These are always considered to highlight and enhance the perception of the room’s shape and size. Choosing the right colors for trims is an important part of interior residential painting.

When you start transforming your home after the interior or exterior wall colors the next step is to choose the color for your furniture or trims which would go well with the combination that you have selected. The majority of people say “white” but to add some extra fun and make it more appealing, you need to add different colors that complement the walls giving them depth and character along with style. 

What is the concept of colors? 

Cool colors

  • Green – Green paint colors are a natural option. The combination of low and warm voices creates an inviting atmosphere. Its new quality lends itself to all modern and temporary decorations.
  • Blue – Blue walls, covered with blue-gray paint or baby blue paint, for example, can balance warm wood and open up space, making any room ready to relax.
  • Purple – For the past few years, lavender has been on the rise. A bright yellow paired with purple sounds like a home garden, whereas pairing it with the once-popular gray, it becomes modern.

Warm Hues

  • Orange – The colors of orange paint glow as it gets. Depending on the shade of orange, from coral paint to light orange to burnt orange, it can make the room modern, romantic, and rustic.
  • Red – Red is ideal for living rooms in your homes, such as game rooms, or where you want to make an amazing statement, such as a formal dining room or foyer.
  • Yellow – The color of the sun and as fun as you get it, yellow paint colors are a great option for you when you want a light, friendly look.

Neutral tones

  • Gray – The color gray can transform a traditional landscape into a modern one and add temporary warm lines. It is safe to say that gray love already exists.
  • Tan – Whether you prefer a vibrant look or warm beige, the tans are timeless in every home and connect seamlessly with many kinds of wood and painted materials.
  • White – Like gray, white revives traditional wood, but a safe choice because it goes with almost every color you can find in a paint store.

How to choose the best Trim colors

With same color trims

In a modern room, design experts suggest using techniques that help blend the color of the room. This can be achieved by painting the trim in the same color as the walls or its color scheme. It gives the room a new, cohesive look. If the walls have warm tones, it is usually a good idea to stick to a warm color. 

Similarly, pair cool wall tones with cool reduction tones. Adherence to the same low tones keeps the room from looking unattached to colors in a muddy appearance. For open buildings, where the rooms go into each other or are enclosed by open entrances, keeping the color style consistent throughout provides a sense of cohesion, especially when the color combination changes from one room to another.

With darker Trims

The trend that has grown popular late is opting for darker trim colors – or darker tones. The dark color gives the room a deeper appearance than the lighter stains, and a better view of the frames if used on indoor casings. In addition, the color black contrasts sharply with other modern style colors: soft Aqua, powder blues, greens – from lemon to celadon – and a gram of grays. 

And walking in the dark should not mean dark brown or dark black, consider choosing a color that is more intense than the color you choose for the walls. Also, homes built in the late 19th century and earlier often housed intricate wood or colored ornaments ranging from mahogany to beeswax.

With lighter Trims

In antique or traditional home interiors, applying white or white paint can really play trim and highlight its historical or intricate features. And many design experts consider white to be the white color of any trim, regardless of interior style or wall color. With dark walls, white trim illuminates and brightens the room while making the wall color really “pop”. 

And when the walls are painted in bright or muted colors, white trim makes the color look radiant and clean. Pure white, often thought of as cool white or blue, is ideal for a room with lots of natural light. It pairs well with walls with cool tones, is highly reflective quality, and is perfect for southern climates and sea views. In northern climates, or in rooms with limited natural light, pure white can look very gray. In these cases, use creamy whites with low (yellow) warm notes.

Other Creative Ideas for Trim Coloring

Just as the color of the wall can affect the size, shape, and appearance of the room and change the atmosphere, use of the trim can also create the same effec.

1. Lower the roof

 Add a picture of a train or train seat to the walls of the room and paint the rail, and/or the wall area above, darker than other walls to paint the ceiling on the floor.

2. Raise the roof

Apply a crown around the edge of the roof and paint it darker than the roof to draw the eye. Another process is to take the door up to the roof, creating what is called “entablature.” This seems to increase the roof.

3. Enlarge the room

Paint and cut the same color or light shade as the color of the wall to make the walls look like they are falling apart.

4. Achieve Old World style

If you are looking for a room to show off a colonial-style design, try pairing white or cream walls with a different wood – for example, gray-blue, muted green, mustard yellow, or red.

5. Staying natural

 In rooms with high-quality wood, leaving trim and doors the natural color plays a beautiful wood look and brings natural warmth and texture to the room.

6. Minimizing the outlook

 To make the long room look shorter, install wooden panels on the back wall.

7. Highlight the construction feature

 Paint the element – be it an archway, a pillar, or a mantel – a contrasting color but with equal strength on the walls, to direct the eye to the object.

8. Turn it on

To keep the dark walls from looking oppressive, consider adding a railroad track or voting for wainscoting in the lower part.

Why would you choose Pizzazz Painting?

Giving perfect look to the interiors along with all the trims according to the right color choice which goes well with the theme is not an easy task. You can often find yourself perplexed with situations like this where you need professional assistance to decide the colors which suit your temperament and surroundings.

Pizzazz Painting has been pioneering in residential painting for decades. We have a strong team of highly skilled painters who understand colors as well as your ideas. Finely netting your ideas with perfect colors is what we have mastered. 

Customer satisfaction is our top priority! Our artists are not only trustworthy and professional but also exceptional in what they do. You don’t have to worry about our artists disrupting your family. They are trained to understand and build the theme according to your choice of outlook to give you the feel of a perfect home as long as you wish. Contact us now and get a free color consultation.

Bill Nankervis is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pizzazz Painting. Bill considers customer satisfaction to be the number one priority for the success of a business. He leads a team of professional painters in South Jersey known for their superior customer service, high-quality workmanship, and top-grade painting equipment.

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