Look! Coloured Trim

Look! Coloured Trim

Abby Stone
Aug 26, 2008

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Here, navy blue trim on the frame invites you to treat the windows as art
Nervous about adding colour to a room? Thinking about painting the walls but not ready to make the plunge? Why not add it in a way that has a lot of impact but still lets you stick with the white walls you're so comfortable with?...

Painting the trim can add visual punch to a room. White's the usual route taken but why not consider something with more pop? Yellow, green, orange, red, blue can all add to a room and, while they're a natural if your furniture's neutral, don't hesitate to try it if your stuff's got colour or pattern. Here, yellow trim sets off the green comforter and green leaf-patterned lamp shade adding a nice sunny feeling where yellow walls would have been overwhelming. Consider this option in your own home for a high impact way to add a little colour.

[Opening Image: Josh and Raphael's Modern "Salvage" Love; second image: David Prince via Family Circle Magazine]

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