10 Reasons To Paint Your Wall Trim The Same Color As Your Walls


A reader recently asked: “Is it OK to paint your trim the same color as you walls?”

Not only do I think it’s OK, but I’ve got ten great reason why you might want to consider painting your walls and trim the same color!


trim and walls in the same color paintOur former home’s “homework room” which was published in Family Circle Magazine.

(The walls, trim and bookcases here are ALL painted in Farrow and Ball Elephant’s Breath.)



10 Reasons To Paint Your Wall Trim The Same Color As Your Walls


If you’re thinking of painting your walls and giving your room a bit of a makeover, don’t forget to consider the wall trim paint colors as well!

While these borders might seem insignificant in your interior design master plan, the color of your trim can have a significant impact on the overall look of your home.

I’ve talked a lot about popular white trim paint colors, the ones which I know from experience will look great!

However, today we’re going to discuss an entirely different look –

Talking about when the walls are painted the same color as all the trim.

It’s great look, one which doesn’t get discussed enough in the online design world.

So, today I’m going to reveal 10 reasons why you should paint your wall trim the same color as your walls.

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Quintessential Palm Beach Decor

Palm Beach decor…
With everyone around here talking about how hot the Florida real estate market is, I’ve been thinking a lot about this interior design style lately.
Palm Beach Decor in an entry foyer with blue and white jars

Palm Beach Decor

Don’t you love Palm Beach interior design style? Clearly, I do!

I’ve been holding onto this House Beautiful feature as inspiration for a few years now.

It seems to really epitomize what I consider to be quintessential Palm Beach style.

Kemble Interiors, a firm known for it’s chic spin on Palm Beach decor, designed this playful and fresh home.


Specific Examples

All the blue and white pottery, tropical touches and preppy prints are key elements of this island’s decorative style.

Throw in some rattan furniture, a few sea shells and traditional colonial Caribbean pieces and you’ve got the hallmarks for some true Floridian interior charm.

If you love the ideas of adding a bit of this breezy Palm Beach decor to your own home, I found a few other ideas to consider.

Scroll through to the bottom to find my picks and let me know if you agree!



PS: Don’t miss this post for even more great examples of iconic Palm Beach style!


photos by Melanie Acevedo for House Beautiful

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