Combining wood trim with painted trim
February 2, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Please share opinions on whether or not a nice quality wood crown molding could be left unpainted and the rest of the room trim painted white--thinking about Behr Swiss Coffee. This is a bedroom with 1 door, 2 window frames, baseboard-- carpeted floor, 11 x 14. Thanks so much!
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Ironwood Builders
I'm not a big fan of mixing trim finishes. Paint unifies the overall design...I find a contrasting door to be OK, on the other hand, perhaps because it can be highlighted to make it more noticeable.
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Is there anything else in the room that is in natural wood to echo the crown molding? Doors? Baseboards? Our house has a mix of white painted wood (trim, crown molding, stair spindles) and dark stained wood (doors, stair railings), and this combination looks lovely and is original to the house, (from the 1920's). But it helps if the combination of painted and natural wood feels intentional and consistent, rather than having just one natural wood feature standing out amidst all the rest painted. .
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Yes, the door, window trim and baseboards are wood--but the quality is poor and looks bad--which is why I'm going to either paint or replace. Just too much wear and tear from years of pets, kids, etc. Thank you both for your wisdom.
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