Everybody is using white molding and my entire house is covered with natural wood molding. What paint do I use on the walls that will highlight the natural molding???? White??? Can't have it too dark since Washington is so rainy and dark anyway.
Natural wood can be of many colors of tan, brown, toffee, coffee, dozens of names anyway. No way to tell, especially without the wood variety and a possible stain/varnish applied.
My personal choice would get some paint samples in a variety of creams to buttery pale yellows...as opposed to a white. But there are many shades and colors that could work well with the trim molding..and be warm and bright.
Any particular reason why you don't want to paint the molding? I personally love natural wood but still prefer painted molding. It would definitely update the space.
If you decide to paint it, as always, be sure to use an appropriate primer.
We chose not to paint the moulding in our living room because this is a 1905 house and we wanted to maintain some aspect of its early life. (all the other rooms had already painted moulding)
We chose this light blue in a north east room in Maine which as you know has lots of bad weather. We have so far not tired of it although it does need to be re-done!
Not sure we have enough info to help you that much, ncoulson. Some photos would help.
Sounds as if you want to stay light. Ivory may be beautiful to show off your wood and make your furnishings pop. Considering shades in other rooms and their flow may also help.
Thinking of selling the home? ITA that there's something to be said for retaining that character. White moldings would definitely update your home, however.
So, if you can provide more info and/or photos, that'd be great. Best of luck to you -
BTW, lady of shallot, your home appears terrific!
That is very pretty. Thank you for the reply and the picture which sold me. I will paint light to accent the moulding. Glad that is solved.
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