Good Questions: What Color Should I Paint The Trim and Loft?

Good Questions: What Color Should I Paint The Trim and Loft?

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Maxwell Ryan
Aug 3, 2007

Hello AT,

My new home has a back room that was recently added. I've just painted it in Benjamin Moore "desert shadows" a dark, eggplanty brown. The trim and baseboard has been unpainted since the room was just added. The little loft is unpainted too. Should I paint the baseboard and trim white to match the white trim in the rest of the house?...

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Should I paint the loft white with brown walls? Or should I do something totally different and paint the trim a contrasting color? A glossier, darker brown? Should I stain it darker brown?

Thoughts and suggestions much appreciated. I'm decorating the room in a kind of cozy middle-eastern style, with lots of magenta, a tea table, and a pouf.

Thanks! Miriam

Anyone?

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