How do you take the guesswork out of picking trim paint colors, especially when you're navigating the process online or even over the phone? For starters, Benjamin Moore has created a brochure with the most popular Gentle Whites with wall and trim color combinations. From there, you'll be able to narrow down the right paint finish and choose the right hue that complements the wall color. You'll be surprised how much the right trim color can change the entire look of the room.
First, you'll want to pick a trim color that complements the wall color. A warm white for trim is a favorite because it's versatile and inviting. Warm whites work well with warm hues and neutrals. If you have blues and greens on the wall, opt for a cool white.
Popular Warm Whites by Benjamin Moore:
OC-117, Simply White
OC-17, White Dove
OC-122, Cotton Balls
OC-130, Cloud White
Popular Cool Whites by Benjamin Moore:
OC-58, White Ice
OC-152, Super White
OC-149, Decorator's White
Popular Neutral Whites by Benjamin Moore:
OC-65, Chantilly Lace
OC-68, Distant Gray
Secondly, consider sheen contrast for a bold style. Deciding between a matching or contrasting paint trim color is a personal preference. If you are going with the same wall color and trim color, you can always add more contrast between the trim by going with a higher sheen on the trim to give more contrast between the two. For subtle contrast, go with a Satin Finish. For a bolder contrast go with Semi-Gloss or High Gloss, but whatever sheen you pick BE CONSISTENT throughout the entire house.