Less Is More: Paint Trim & Moulding for a Color Pop

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Color really is the best way to liven up a room and make it memorable, but you don't have to use a ton of it to get your desired results. Here are ten examples of rooms where the painted moulding and trim have the starring role, either bringing a splash of color to white walls or an special touch to colored walls.

Painted Moulding & Trim in White-Walled Rooms

(above) An eye-opening, canary yellow brings a modern twist to a girl's bedroom in a Victorian townhouse: Apartment Therapy

In typical Swedish fashion, paint and accessories bring the color to an otherwise blank slate room: Anahi Börde on Houzz

An intense orange painted trim compliments the softer yellows in this nursery: Lonny Magazine

Pink paint echoes the piping on the upholstered chair and lampshade trim in this girl's bedroom: Ingrao Design

Painted red ceiling moulding replicates the shape of the bed and adds visual interest to this girl's room: Andrika King Design

Painted Moulding & Trim in Rooms with Colored Walls

The bold red trim, moulding and woodwork in this playroom livens up the soft blue walls: Peppermint Bliss (click to see the "before" shots of this space)

Orange trim draws the eye to the windows in this dark blue boys' room: Ally Banks Interiors (image 24)

A silvery grey moulding near the ceiling of this teen girl's room adds a touch of glam to the youthful electric pink accent wall: Ana Donohue Interiors

Blue ceiling moulding draws the eye up and enlivens the neutral grasscloth walls: Steven Gambrel in Elle Decor

Green paint becomes a faux moulding to frame the walls in this nursery: Better Homes and Gardens

Even though there is less actual painting involved, painting trim, moulding and baseboards involves a lot of taping! Get some tips before you begin from these Apartment Therapy tutorials:

- Re-edited from a post originally published 9.02.2013 - CM