Is it okay to have mixed wood trim inside a home?
February 26, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Our home interior has solid wood, six-panel doors and stained/poly-urethaned window, door and floor trim-work - all the same wood and stain color. Our windows are wood inside with metal-clad exteriors. I would not want to paint the mullions in the windows, as they are uniform on the outside of the house and look great as they are, but would it look okay to change some of the rooms' interior trim to painted trim, or should I just live with it as it is?
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Jayme H.
Can u post a few pics of the areas you are considering painting? In open floor plans or homes in which the rooms are clearly visible from adjoining rooms it doesn't always look good to have a mix..But it does help for people to see the rooms to help give you advise. Thanks:)
February 26, 2013 at 6:30AM   
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A Kitchen That Works LLC
Jayme Hobbs has made an excellent point. Aesthetics aside, the the time and effort to mask off and paint the existing trim may not be worth it, that is a quotient only you can decide. Consider focusing on wall colors to bring more individuality to the rooms.
February 26, 2013 at 6:43AM   
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ModaScapes Interior Design
The rule of thumb on trim, to keep continuity throughout the house, is to keep baseboards and door casings the same color and doors and windows the same color. This is what I always taught the design students. They can be different from each other. I just did a quick search on "painted trim" are there are tons of examples on Houzz that show stained wood windows and doors with painted trim (in many different colors).
February 26, 2013 at 6:46AM   
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Interiors International, Inc.
If your house is large with separated rooms there really isn't a problem having them different. Look at all the old homes that mixed different styles throughout the house.
February 26, 2013 at 7:00AM     
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