Ditching the White: 5 Trim Colors That Bring Personality to Your Home

by Shoshana

Don't get me wrong, I've always been a sucker for the timeless charm of white trim. But lately, I've found myself daydreaming about a more colorful world beyond the classic whites. Have you ever thought about jazzing up your space with some non-white trim magic? If you're on the fence like I was, join me on this journey of inspiration as we explore five fantastic paint colors that can elevate your home's style. And hey, I'd love to see your homes too – drop some pics in the comments if you've taken the plunge!

1. Navy Blue

Let's kick things off with a bang – or should I say, a deep, rich navy blue! This bold choice brings a touch of sophistication and a hint of drama to your space. Picture it: a crisp white room with navy blue trim – talk about a showstopper! Worried about it feeling too dark? No problem! Just make sure to let that natural light flood in, and you'll strike the perfect balance.

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2. Sage Green

Say hello to the calming embrace of sage green trim. It's like bringing a piece of nature indoors. This soft and muted color works wonders with earthy tones, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I can already imagine how it would pair beautifully with wooden furniture and indoor plants – a true ode to nature!

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3. Mustard Yellow

This color choice adds a pop of sunshine and warmth to any room. It's bold, it's cheerful, and it can turn a dull space into a vibrant haven. Picture it in a kitchen or a cozy reading nook – instant mood lifter!

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4. Light Blue

And now, introducing a serene touch – light blue trim! This calming color choice brings tranquility to your space. Think of it as a breath of fresh air, creating a soothing atmosphere. Pair it with whites and neutrals for a beachy, coastal feel or mix it with bolder colors for a playful contrast.

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5. Black

Last but definitely not least – black trim! Embrace the boldness of black for a touch of timeless elegance. It adds depth and sophistication, creating a striking contrast with lighter walls. Whether in a modern or traditional setting, black trim makes a statement that never goes out of style.

How gorgoeus is this?!

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So there you have it – five alternative trim colors that can breathe new life into your home. I'm all ears – which one are you itching to try? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Mah11055402 Mah11055402 on Apr 13, 2024
    Over the past twenty five years I have removed the peeling, bubbling paint from all the wood trim in our eighty year old home and found green paint under many layers of white paint. I was tickled to think the first woman of the house really liked green as the trim was a darker green than the green painted walls. It was a look I haven’t had the desire to reproduce but I love knowing how the home originally looked. What a testament to past decor trends resurfacing!
  • Suzanne Suzanne on Apr 15, 2024
    These are gorgeous. I have only used colors on my colonial home trim darker than the wall colors as I don't like white. Nice alternative.