How to Choose the Perfect Trim Paint for Your Home


Choosing good trim paint is one of the keys to set the mood for a room.

It can be tricky knowing where to start! Never fear, though, we’re here to help.

In this article, we’ll show you a few things to consider when choosing a color. So let’s start picking our palette!

Have a Plan

The age-old debate rages on even to this day: “Do you paint your walls or trim first?”

And whilst there are some ways to tell where to start, it really all comes down to personal preference.

The order you decide to paint your house affects the way in which you’ll choose the trim paint. That said, here are some things to keep in mind.

If you decide to paint your walls first, try and keep your trim in-line with the feel you set with your walls. Try to make the trim blend in with the walls, rather than stick out like a sore thumb.

Otherwise, if you choose to paint your trim first, try and get your walls to accent the frame you’ve made with the trim. Make sure there’s a nice visible separation from the two.

Choosing Your Trim Paint Color

Choosing the color of your trim paint is always a tricky choice to make.

An easy way to narrow your options down is to look at the rest of your palette for your home.

You want to choose a color that can complement the rest of your design. If your unsure of how to do this, try looking into complementary colors and other parts of color theory in design.

Also, getting in touch with professionals is good if you’re still stuck for choice. They can offer helpful advice on how to choose your colors wisely.

Keep Your Color Scheme Consistent

Another important part of choosing good paint for your trims is deciding if all the trims are going to be painted the same throughout the house.

If so, neutral colors like white or grey are a good choice. They can easily blend into the background and won’t draw much attention away from the rest of your design.

Otherwise, you need to go through and choose good colors for each of the rooms that need their trims painted.

When doing this, try and keep your general color scheme consistent. After all, you don’t want to end up spending a fortune on tons of different paints!

In the end, only you know what you want your home to look like, so choose according to your vision.

Wrapping Up

So, here you go! A few helpful and simple tips for choosing your trim paint effectively.

If you have any further questions about our opinions on paints, or our interior painting services, feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to assist!

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