Choosing wall paint colors to use with dark wood trim or cabinets
Dark wood trim adds a design “anchor” for your space. It defines and outlines details like ceilings, floors, windows and doors. It gives a strong visual edge to the space that makes it solidify into one unique and cohesive area. Dark wood trim acts like a picture frame, and it highlights your wall paint color. No wonder it’s often difficult to decide what color to use in a room with dark wood trim.
Pick a color you love
If you love a certain shade of dusty blue and can’t get enough of it in your life from your favorite sweater to the color of your sofa, why not use that color you love on your walls? Dark trim looks great with almost every shade of paint you can find except the purest white and deepest black.
Do beware: You may love the zing and pizzazz of an electric green color for occasional pillows or an art glass vase, but four walls of zing may add too much electricity and brightness to the space. Pick a color you love, but keep in mind it will cover all the walls and become the major design factor in the space.
Pick a modern neutral
The pinky beige that used to be the universal neutral in mid-century homes is a color that no longer has relevance in today’s interior décor. It’s reminiscent of hospital walls or government buildings. Instead, greige is one of the newest colors that offers you a beautiful neutral color that’s also complex and modern.
Greige is a mixture of brown and gray hues that combine to form a sophisticated color that changes with the amount of light in the room. Greige is an organic color that is seen in nature whether in stone, tree bark or sand. Dark wood trim looks stunning with greige walls, and greige complements most home furnishings with its polite and subtle tone.
Test your color before you paint the entire space
Paint chips are helpful when choosing wall colors, but a paint chip cannot reflect what a whole room will look like once painted. Since you will be living with this color for a while, you may want to buy a can of sample paint to try out the color you’ve chosen. Be sure to paint an area of the wall that abuts the trim, so you can see if the color you’ve chosen is a good choice with your dark wood trim.
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