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How to Pick Color for Interior Trim


A question I’m often asked when I go for color consultations is, do we have to paint the trim white?  Or is there a standard trim color?  Well, there are certainly a few shades of whites that are popular to paint interior trim with like, Cloud White (B&M 967), or Swiss Coffee (DE W341), but there are more options. Remember  white is a color and comes in different shades so select the color for interior trim after you have selected the rest of the colors in the space, you might want to pick a white with yellow, pink or lavender undertone.  If your wall color is darker you might want to go with a creamier white.  Architectural millwork, trim and moldings don’t have to be painted white, they can be painted the same color as the walls or darker.  Painting the walls and the trim the same color is more contemporary and creates the illusion of a higher ceiling.

 

If you are applying a wall-covering or a special wall treatment, it might be nice to paint the Architectural millwork and trim a complimenting color.


 In the dining room below the crown moldings are painted white while all the other Architectural millwork is stained.


Which shade of white, or even if the trim should be white all depends on the color that’s going on the walls, the style of the home, and the feeling the home owner is trying to evoke.


In this beautiful library the detail in the paneling and crown molding is painted darker to highlight the millwork and emphasis the room’s French style.

One thing to consider when picking trim color is other colors that are on the existing casework and cabinets.   If you have white kitchen cabinets you can use the same or complimenting white on the rest of the interior trim. If you would like a crisp contrast between the walls and the moldings select a much brighter shade for the trim or darker shade for the walls.

If you need help selecting colors for your room, contact me here.

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Color of the year 2013 Pantone Emerald Green

I’m sure you’ve all heard the news by now!  Pantone has announced Emerald Green as the color of the year.  Well it’s about time!

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I love emerald green, and have been happy to see it was gaining popularity from fashion to interiors for a few years now.  I’m excited that we get to see more of it this year.

Since Emeralds are a precious gemstone the color has always given a perception of luxury and sophistication.

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Instead of using emerald green as an accent color why not cover all the walls with it! Isn’t it amazing that when you apply this much of one color in a room it takes on a neutral quality and works with everything else.

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de Gournay “Earlham” design wall covering on emerald green dyed silk.

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Glazed emerald green {Benjamin Moor Paint 2039-20} walls and silver foil ceiling, this look is so rich and fresh.  The entry to the home of Alison Pincus co-founder of One Kings Lane.

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Phillip Jeffries Glazed Abaca wall covering.

Emerald is a vibrant green and like no other color reflects renewal, prosperity, and healing.  I hope this is the sign of things to come in the New Year.

Enjoy!

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