mixing woods - HELP

missbooshay511July 25, 2012

Hi, We are doing some updating in the house. We currently have all oak interior doors and trim (oak overload!). We are going to install hardwood floors soon and the question I have is this: Can I replace the oak trim - baseboards and quarter round -- with WHITE baseboards? We plan on leaving the interior doors and the trim around the doors oak but have the baseboards white. Will this look ok to mix the woods? Do you have any suggestions? I really don't want to paint the doors and trim around the doors white...it's way too much work!

Thanks!

Tina

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cottagecindy

My old house had white baseboards with oak floors but the wood went under the molding since it was original. I think all quarter rounds should be the color/stain of the floor.

but you want to keep trim/moulding around the room and doors in oak? They would look better white (to even out the baseboards)

I guess it all depends on how big room is, how many doors/windows....and how much time you have on your hands to paint :)
If you really want to keep the doors oak, then you should leave all else alone. keep it simple with all oak.
The white only baseboard will POP big time unless you have WHITE walls,ceilings,furniture.....

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 12:12PM
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camlan

Most of the houses that I've seen with a mix of painted and wood surfaces have all the trim painted--baseboards, window trim, crown molding, and the trim around the doors. Then the floors and doors are left plain wood. Or one side of a door might be painted to match the decor in a particular room.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 10:38PM
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live_wire_oak

What style home is this? If this is a Craftsman with nice oak trim, it's pretty much heresy to paint any of it. You won't get wood overload if the floors are a different shade than the trim. Try a browner and slightly darker color on the floors.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 11:40PM
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