Interior trim that is NOT white?

coastalcottageAugust 23, 2014

I am new here, but I could not resist posting about our in-progress paint scheme. I really want to have non-white trim, but I am scared! It is so uncommon in North America, and I have hardly ever seen it in person.

We are going to use Farrow and Ball paints. So far, we love House White (creamy white/yellow) for the dining nook and kitchen. I am thinking about old white or off white as a trim colour. Our floors are Brazilian cherry, which is lovely, although would not have been my first choice. They are very red!

Is this crazy? I plan to continue the colour throughout the house slowly, as we repaint over time. We have just moved into a large new home, and we are planning on repainting it all as time passes.

Do you think these colours are going to be too strong for trim? What colours should I choose to go with them for the other rooms? Can you think of another trim colour that is not white, but still would work with many other colours?

Thank you!

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

What ever color you want, it is your house.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 3:40AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

SW Casa Blanca.

It looks nothing like the color chip so get a sample and try it over painted or primed wood.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 9:39AM
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I forgot to add that the main trim colours we were thinking about are Farrow and Ball Off White or Old white. Has anyone used these? Do you have any recommendations for colours that look good with these?

Also, do you think Farrow's Cream could still be used in a house with Old white/ off white trim? Too much?

Thanks for the tip about Casa Blanca, I will look into that!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 11:11AM
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Coastal, If I am reading right, it sounds like you color scheme is very similar to what we did in our CT house. All shades of FnB whites/creams, with slightly darker trim.
It's a very colonial look. We love it.
I got inspired by the home in the link to use darker trim color. HTH

Here is a link that might be useful: darker trim

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 11:17AM
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