Help with trim color

hartougha5February 2, 2013
Please help me decide if I should paint my bathroom trim, baseboards and window trim, black? The bathroom needs an update. The paint color on the walls is a light blue (rain washed) color. Or, should I sand and stain cabinets charcoal or black instead of trim? The cabinets are as cherry color finish.
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Marie Hebson's interiorsBYDESIGN Inc.
Never a big fan of black anything in a bathroom - especially black baseboard or window trim.
I usually go for tile baseboards in a bathroom simply for the clean lines of it.
Window trim is normally white to match toilet, sink and bath tub colour...

if your trim throughout the house, including doors, window trim and baseboards are black, then go for it. But if they are not, I'd paint them the same throughout...helps to create harmony and flow to go the same paint colour throughout. Always make your trim colour a high gloss sheen - for ease of cleaning, and as a subtle stand-out to the wall colour.
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 8:26PM
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I think that a charcoal cabinet(paint or stain) and white trim would be a nice clean look in your bathroom! The black along with cherry may look mixed up and depending on the amount of light you get it may be very dark. Good luck!
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 8:26PM
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Do you have a lot of natural light coming into the bathroom? If not, I worry it might be too dark and drab. Also, black trim or cabinets will look dirty really fast even from just a little dust. (Think about black cars...pretty much always look dirty unless they've just been washed.) Good luck. Hope that helps.
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 9:02PM
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