How to select trim color from 50 Shades of White?

thisishishouseJune 22, 2014

We've just spent a few weeks filtering through dozens and dozens of paint samples for all the rooms in our new house. I now realize that we also need to select some shade of white for trim and ceilings.

In looking at sample pix of our colors online, each example photo includes some different shade of white trim.

I'd strongly prefer to have a single white color used for all the trim in our home. (Are ceilings usually the same white shade as the trim?)

We'll be using BM paint colors. What are the standard/popular/can't-go-wrong whites for trim?

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50 shades of off white. White itself is white and technically is the absence of color.

The most popular ones you'll see are Decorator's White and Cloud White.

Buy a small piece of trim (Home depot will sell their trimmings by the foot), get a sample of each, paint them and off you go.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 12:44PM
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We used BM Chantilly Lace on the ceilings, closets and trim. I like it. It is just a plain simple white. I know a lot of people like White Dove or Dove White but it looked yellow to me in the natural light of my house and I didn't want that. Hope you found something you like.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 10:21AM
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Was also overwhelmed by all whites that are available. What helped me greatly was to put the samples next to the wall colors. Suddenly 50 options - became 2 clear choices.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 3:11AM
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