What do you think of when you consider painting your house?
You might think about your house’s exterior, the color of your living room, or your bathroom finish. But what about painting your trim?
Adding color to your trim is an easy way to accent your home. It can help to accentuate your paint, frame your walls, and add energy to a room.
You should be careful when choosing your color. Painting trim is an investment, so you need to choose wisely to make sure that your money is well spent.
When it comes to home decor, details matters. We’ve got the details here for how to choose the best trim paint to make your interior decorating pop.
What Is Trim Paint?
You might not know where to apply trim paint. The term actually refers to glossy paint that you can use for your interior.
You can usually apply this paint to any area of the house that can use an accent. This includes areas surrounding windows, cabinets, doors, and even furniture.
The paint typically differs on glossiness and color. You can buy it with a white tint or custom-tint it to a different color.
White vs. Off-White
There’s an endless debate between interior designers: white or off-white?
Most trim paint comes in some degree of white. People notice white, especially when it juxtaposes darker colors.
The general rule of thumb is to get a darker trim color to go with darker walls. A creamy or yellow-white will make darker walls appear warmer.
Simply White by Benjamin Moore is a popular brand for trim painters. It encompasses a wide range of white and off-white colors that pair well with any room.
Be careful when using a plain white trim. This can make your room look unfinished, especially in newer homes. An eggshell or off-white will add a touch of elegance and energy to any style home.
Feeling creative? You don’t have to stick to a white trim. You can opt for bold colors instead.
Many modern homes incorporate bold colors in their trim. This can add some flair to everything from window casings to door frames.
You should base your trim color off of the other colors in your room. Aim to find a color that balances out the room’s energy.
For example, a bright room might benefit from a darker trim. You can also use bold, bright colors in rooms that have a lot of natural sunlight. This will help the room blend together well and create a balance.
Not sure which color to choose? You can seek the advice or an interior designer. You can also find advice online about choosing the right paint colors for your home.
Your Paint Colors
Your trim color can add ambiance, energy, and balance to your house. Choose the right color to make your room stand out for years to come.
Are you interested in painting your home? We can help. Contact us to get to discuss your options and to set up a free estimate if you are looking for professional help.