Trend Alert: Painted Trim
Paint is every homeowner’s secret weapon for transforming a space, or even the entire home itself! Whether you prefer a subtle look or going bold, there are lots of options to consider. Instead of using paint to transform wall or ceiling colors, many homeowners are taking color one step further with Painted Trims! In this Trend Alert I’ll be taking you through everything you need to know about Painted Trim and how to incorporate them into your home.
Let’s take a closer look!
Why we love painted trim!
Choosing the right paint color for any application is really important. A color with the wrong undertones can make a space feel dark, but choose the right color and a space is totally transformed! Painted Trim takes this idea one step further and helps to set the tone and mood for an entire space.
We love Painted Trim because it creates a uniform look that works with a lot of modern interior styles. The refined look can help to set a home apart from others and give it that “designer” look.
How to use painted trim.
It can be relatively straightforward to incorporate painted trim into a space but there are lots of options!
Do you have unique trim surrounding a window or door? Painting the trim in a statement color can make the features really “pop”!
Alternatively, paint all the trim in a space to match the walls in order to create a clean and flawless backdrop. You could paint the trim in a light color, with dark walls. Or a dark and bold trim with lighter walls!
What to watch for.
There are some considerations to take into account when thinking of painting the trim in your house…
Firstly, painting trim involves a LOT of prep work. From sanding the wood, to undercoating, color coating, and top coating – it’s a lengthy process that can make it an expensive upgrade to complete. Many homeowners DIY painted trim because of this to save on labor costs.
Depending on how much of the trim you plan on painting, it can be an expensive mistake to make if you choose the wrong color or easily change your mind in a couple of years.
Top Tip – Always purchase paint tester pots and try the color out before committing! Ensure the paint tester is in the correct finish, i.e the finish you will use on the trim.
Ways to make this trend last in your home
Painted Trim can look elegant and sophisticated for many years in your home!
The first step for ensuring your painted trim lasts a lifetime, is to spend time doing preparation and not rush this step. In an “instant-result” world it can be tempting to skip to the actual color paint straight away, but a lot of scuffs and marks can be visible if the prep work hasn’t been prioritized. Spend as much time as you need to get the preparation right, to achieve a smooth and sleek final result.
If you are considering painted trim in your home but are nervous, then stick with neutral paint colors. These are timeless so therefore you’re more likely to love them for many years. A subtle contrast between wall color and painted trim can completely elevate a space!
Alternatively, if you love a bold interior then choose a deep or dark color for painted trim and a lighter color for the walls to make a powerful statement.
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This beautiful black interior door and trim paint is ideal for those looking to create a statement in their homes! Use this paint on your internal doors and trim to create a bold and sophisticated look.
Create soft and subtle visual interest in your home with this gorgeous light grey-blue paint, suitable for cabinets, doors and trim! This color can help to create a French inspired interior, or a coastal inspired home.
If you’re on the cautious of painting your trims a different color, use a neutral like this alpine grey. This grey trim paint will create a sleek and contrasting look without the intensity of black.