Today’s blog is all about how to choose the right paint color for your moldings. People always ask us, what kind of white they should use or if they should do a different color besides white? Here is the thing most people don’t realize. White isn’t just white, there are at least 40 shades of white to choose from. So, when we say white, that could mean white white, bright white, creme white, swiss coffee white….the options are endless. According to roofing companies in Maryland, numerous colors pair well with neutral roof colors. But most of these shades suit the roof even after the roof waterproofing has been carried out.

Take selecting a trim color; it’s a relatively small detail, but I’ve seen many homeowners stress about making the decision or wait until the very last minute, with a paint contractor breathing down their neck for a selection. Not fun.
If you are fortunate enough to have high-quality wood trim that’s in good shape, which you can give a final finish with the help of saw blades and other tools, and you like the look of it unpainted, consider yourself lucky. For those of you who need to or want to paint your trim white, here are a few options that might spark an idea for your project.

If you like contrast. Use color to set off beautiful door and window casings. With the walls painted a deep, dark hue and with a crisp white for the trim, the gorgeous details in the space here really pop. (Photo 1)

Mix things up with neutrals. Those who like to branch out and are confident in their own color picks can mix up their cool and warm colors. This beautiful dining room features a neutral wall color with a cool ceiling color and a warm white trim color. The effect is soothing because the colors are all very muted and soft. (Photo 2)

With natural wood. If you have nice wood elements, keep them natural, but set them off with white painted wood trim. If the baseboard trim and door casings here were natural wood, none of the elements would really stand out, especially against the wood floor and the decorative joists above the door. Add white painted trim to the mix, though, and all of the high-quality wood detailing stands out. And not to forget the wood floor finish options have been applied. (Photo 3)

With cool colors. A foolproof way to select a trim color is to take a cue from the color palette in the room. If you are painting your walls a cool color (greens, blues, purples or grays), then find a white that reads as cooler. The easiest way to do this is to put swatches of various white paints next to one another and see how they play off one another. Some colors will appear more warm or beige-like; others will read as a very light gray with hints of green, blue or purple. (Photo 4)

 

-Bree Jacoby