Wood trim or white?
flyr4fun
June 28, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I just installed a new entry door and window and need to install casing and window trim on the inside wall. The door is a dark mahogany and the window is white. The house has white baseboards and white trim framing the opening between the entry and living room, shown in the photo. I previously thought the door casing should be mahogany to match the door but looking on Houzz, I have seen many dark doors trimmed out with white mouldings. Is there a design rule to follow here? I'm thinking I don't like the moulding on the entry way opening and will likely remove it, if that makes any difference. Thanks to all that can answer this for me.
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annmarie2
I believe the general rule is to use the same color trim throughout the residence. That provides continuity from room to room. The exception would be if you were doing a room with stained wood wainscoting or something similar.
June 28, 2014 at 10:09am      Thanked by flyr4fun
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feeny
I agree that white trim would be entirely appropriate if that is the color throughout. In our house (circa 1929) all the doors and bannisters are solid dark walnut and all the trim is painted white (and this is the original combination). It looks great together.
June 28, 2014 at 10:15am        Thanked by flyr4fun
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