Must fireplace mantle color match the room trim?
We are in the process of completing our fireplace mantle and book shelf. Is it odd, off kilter or down right weird to paint the fireplace mantle and bookshelf a different color from the rest of the rooms trim? The walls are a blue/green, the trim is white (unified with the rest of the downstairs)- would an off white such as Benjamin Moore standish white look wrong on just the fireplace trim and mantle in a traditional room, while the rest of the room's trim was decorator white? This is a traditional room.