Houzz is the new way to design your home.
baseboards - use smaller trim to enhance baseboards
baseboards - add trim to existing baseboards
darker paint on trim, lighter on walls
totally different trim (1 piece design)
use of black in a room
"We had originally intended for the fireplace wall to be poured concrete, but it ended up being a bit cost and time prohibitive, so I used 24-inch by 48-inch porcelain tile that has a wonderful concrete look," Meisels says.
Creamy white works with honey- and amber-toned trim; this is Benjamin Moore's Sweet Spring 1500. I like creamy whites in an eggshell or pearl finish for just a little bit of sheen. Save a flat finish for ceilings; a little bit of sheen will make cleaning minor scuffs on wallseasier.
White is an obvious choice with wood trim. Stay away from bright white and look for something with milky undertones. Here is Farrow & Ball's Slipper Satin 2004.
My favorite neutral with wood trim is green. The olive-toned greens are the best. Greens work with red, brown and blonde woods. I love this shade by Valspar, Grandma's Linen 6001-1C.
Beige, tan and ivory work great with light and dark shades of wood. Here is Mesa Verde Tan AC-33 by Benjamin Moore. Notice the wood floors are a contrasting color to the trim. The contrast is nice with the trim, while the darker colors are highlighted again in the rug.
Cream is also a beautiful choice, but be careful not to confuse cream with yellow. Yellow is not a good choice for wood trim, in my opinion. If you have amber-toned wood trim, like Douglas fir or pine, try Gentle Cream OC-96 by Benjamin Moore or Glow W-B-310 by Behr.
"Greige" is a great neutral with wood trim. The trick is the right shade. Go toward a warmer greige if you have red-toned trim or cabinets, like cherry or mahogany. This one is Benjamin Moore's Pismo Dunes AC-32.
Turquoise and aqua shades can work too. This great shade of aqua, Blue Ground 210, by Farrow & Ball, evokes spring and looks great with the amber-toned ceiling.
Oranges, rust and red work with many wood trim colors. Try earthy reds and oranges with brown undertones, like this canyon-inspired shade, Baked Clay SW6340, by Sherwin-Williams.
How do I get a color I love online into my home? While Verbridge doesn't recommend going with a color listed online or in a magazine — since your own light will likely make it look very different in your space — there's still a way to get the hue you're looking for: Get a hefty supply of paint chips to find a match. "Put the color match next to the photo on your screen and squint your eyes. If the two can blur together, you have a match," says Livingston. Try a few samples from that same paint strip to test in your room to find the best one for your room's lighting and surroundings.