Thinking Outside the Box: Painted gray trim
By Design Perspective on July 16, 2014
So we all know that gray is the color palette homeowners are gravitating towards, and from what I've seen in the industry and in my own opinion, gray is not going anywhere for a while. We are seeing gray in our fabrics and furniture finishes as well as on the walls, paint & wallpapers. Recently I posted on incorporating gray into your kitchen (here). But what about using gray, in your home, in a way that we don't typically see? Think outside the box, instead of painting your interior trim white, paint it gray. Gray trim is not that common, but is increasing in popularity.
Typically when we see gray trim used in the home, the walls are painted white--providing a clean, sophisticated look. In all honesty, this look is quite perfect, but you do not have to have white walls to have gray trim and it look beautiful. It looks great against dark wood stains, brick, and many other colors. Also, a gray on gray color palette is another option to consider.
There are so many grays to choose from, from warmer taupy grays to cooler blue grays, that there is that perfect gray for everyone. What saturation of gray to choose is another consideration---lighter gray to darker gray. If you want your trim to stand out and pop, select a darker hue for more contrast against the wall color.