When we think about adding color to a room, the trim is usually the last thing that comes to mind. Walls? Sure. Furniture? Definitely. Artwork? Of course. But baseboards, doors and molding? Um…aren’t those supposed to be white? Not necessarily! Take a look at these trim color options; they might just inspire you to…


Image: Maverick Studio Photography for BY Design

If the thought of painting a whole room—or even a whole wall—in a color that’s not white makes you nervous, consider painting your trim instead. It’s a great way to add pizazz and personality to your space without going overboard. It’s also a way to highlight features like the stairs and French doors pictured above. But if that’s a little too wild for you, you can always…


Images:  Siobhan McFadden & Amanda Kirkpatrick on Emily Henderson

Contrasting color doesn’t have to raise its voice. The softer, subtler look of the rooms pictured above whisper sweet nothings about their trim, adding charm without being pushy. The barely-there difference between the wall and trim colors highlights the features of the room but doesn’t steal the focus from the rest of the décor. However, if a contrasting color doesn’t suit your style, maybe you should…


Image: Sean Litchfield from Casagrande Studio

Just paint everything the same color. Walls, trim, ceiling, the works. While you’ll want to choose your color with care—the room pictured above would be a cave without those big windows, multiple lights and white cabinets—a solid backdrop can really make the things in the room stand out. For example, that waterfall island wouldn’t be nearly as dramatic surrounded by light grey or white. If you like the look but aren’t ready to commit to that level of drama, you could opt to…


Image:  David Tsay from HGTV Magazine

Rather than painting everything the same color, use that color on the trim + built-ins and/or chair rail. That will tie everything together but keep you from overloading on one color. To add even more colors to your design, consider using a pattern on your walls. Then you can…


Image: Making Pretty Spaces

Pull a main color from your wallpaper to ease the transition or go with something completely different—but complementary—to break up the pattern. Pro tip: you don’t have to use the same color on all the trim in a room. Did you spot that the trim in the image is a combo of green and white? If none of these options work for you, your best option might be to…


Image:  Douglas Sheppard on Unsplash

Non-traditional colors are great, but classic white and cream are colors too, and might be perfect for your space and style. Just make sure you pay attention to the undertones in your room color when choosing a white(ish) shade. Warm wall colors need warm trim; cool walls play better with cool trim tones.

If you love one of these looks but don’t really want to tackle painting your trim yourself, and you’re in Middle Tennessee, you’re in luck! Our ProTek team is licensed, insured, and ready to hear from you. Contact us to take the first step to make your design dream a reality.

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