How Trim Color Can Breathe New Life Into Your Home

ECOS Paints 03/11/2024
How Trim Color Can Breathe New Life Into Your Home

When refreshing our room’s aesthetic, we often focus on big-picture changes. We look for new furniture, update our flooring, and choose new paint colors for the walls. However, the most effective ways to change a room are sometimes more subtle.

Take a room’s trim. We typically don’t think too much about the wood that frames our walls. But simply changing a room’s trim color can breathe new life into your home’s aesthetic. Here’s how.

Freshen Up Damage

As mentioned, we don’t usually think about our trim. Because of that, we often don’t notice how it accumulates damage like scuffs, scratches, and chipped paint from everyday use.

This kind of wear and tear can make a room feel shabby without us noticing. But once you refresh your trim with a new coat of paint, the space immediately feels newer. This is a good trick for those selling a house who want to prepare it for showings.

Make a Space Feel Bigger

Trim creates the borders of the room. As such, it does much to contribute to how big the room appears to us. A dark-colored trim tends to make the room’s boundaries feel more distinct, contributing to a boxy, closed-in feeling in your room.

If you want a room to feel bigger, changing its trim color may be just the thing to breathe new life into your home. Painting a trim a light color will soften the room’s borders, making it seem more open. This is even true of rooms with darker wall colors.

Modernize the Style

A few features in a room can make a space feel dated, such as wood paneling and block bathroom windows. Trim can potentially be one of these factors.

Some prefer to paint trim white to go with light neutral walls to help give the room the bright, open feeling that people associate with modern homes. Others prefer to embrace the natural wood grain of their trim. Wood can lend itself to a more vintage style, so painting it can make a room seem more modern. However, refinishing or staining trim may also make the room feel more updated.

Your room’s trim is a little feature that can greatly impact your room’s aesthetic. Shop ECOS Paints today for our selection of water-based trim paint to help breathe new life into your home’s style.