Designer Tips for Pairing Your Trim and Wall Paint

Designer Tips for Pairing Your Trim and Wall Paint

Remember when stark white trim and molding seemed to be the only option? Well, those days are long gone and, personally, we’re loving it! Although white trim is still a lovely option, we’ve been playing with a few other concepts that we think you’re gonna’ love, so get ready to scroll and roll [get it? as in, roll paint onto your walls…yeah, you get it…]!

Trim & Wall Paint Combinations A Guide to Pairing Your Trim and Wall Paint

Tone on Tone

Cover your walls and trim in the same hue but vary the finish! Even though the color remains the same, the variation in texture and sheen creates a subtle impact that’s very appealing to the eye.

Interior Trim Colors tone on tone

Sherwin Williams Creamy White | Trim in Semi Gloss Finish | Wall Paint in Flat Finish

Expert Tip: Playing with finishes is a great way to add textural interest while keeping the same color palette. If finishes are not your thing, check out our simple guide here!

Trim Wall Paint Colors Tone on Tone Anonymous

Sherwin Williams Anonymous | Trim in Satin Finish | Wall Paint in Eggshell


Raw Meets Refined

The beauty of natural wood shines when placed against a coat of bright white paint – leave doors, trims, and molding exposed and revel in the juxtaposition!

Trim Wall Paint Colors Raw Meets Refined

Benjamin Moore Going to the Chapel | Doors in Walnut Stain

916 Springlake

Expert Tip: Leaving window frames in their natural state draws eyes to your stunning outdoor view.  


Benjamin Moore Hushed Hue | Reclaimed Wood Doors in Walnut Finish

Dark Meets Light

Convention compels us to put color on the walls and to leave molding and trim white, but we’re ready to break free from those norms – why not coat your trim in a soft grey or navy and leave your walls crisp and white!?


Expert Tip: Consider coating your trim and molding in a satin finish if you’re looking for a more contemporary statement.


Are you experimenting with any new paint combinations that you love? We’re always on the hunt for inspiration and would love to see what you’re playing with!


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