Colorful Interior Trim Paint Ideas (other than white)

Colorful interior trim paint ideas…this is long overdue!

After the great response from this blog post on painting your trim the same color as your walls as well as the best white paint colors for trim work, and this one on black interior trim ideas, I figured it was time for a post on another great option for your trim…

So, if you’re looking to branch out from the usual white trim paint and want to paint your trim and crown molding a colorful accent color, read on to find out why this popular trend might be a great choice for your own home.

wallpapered laundry room with blue colorful interior trim paint.
This gorgeous laundry room belongs to @DianaRoseSpier – the trim is painted Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue and the paper is Bowood by Colefax and Fowler.

Today we’ll explore some gorgeous interior trim paint colors in different shades which will hopefully inspire you to give it a try.

Colorful Trim Paint Ideas 

If you’re looking for the best trim color for your living room or dining room, and you want something with more of a pop than the usual white trim colors, today’s post if for you!

neutral gray painted interior trim in a kitchen with a built in banquet.
Breakfast banquette with pale gray trim via @AliciaSummersInteriors

Soft Neutrals

Soft neutral tones like light gray, beige, or taupe are popular choices for trim paint colors – and for good reason.

Not only do these shades make a room feel cohesive and stylish, but these hues can create a beautiful subtle contrast with your wall color.

Thereby adding depth and sophistication to your interiors. 

They also work well with a wide range of decorating styles, making them a versatile option for any room. 

Consider an off-white trim color for a modern look with a warm white color palette.

This color scheme can work particularly well in an open floor plan.

green painted trim in wallpapered foyer.
Another great example of colorful trim via @DianaRoseSpier Paint color here Farrow and Ball Breakfast Room and wallpaper is Les Touches by Brunschwig and Fils

Bold and Coordinating

A great way to achieve a bit more drama and personality in your interior design is by choosing a darker color.

Consider using a bright, color coordinated color.

A dark color like navy blue or a deep green will create a striking visual impact – especially when paired with a bold and colorful wallpaper pattern.

As a general rule, you’ll want to color match an existing color within your wallpaper. 

This approach will look fabulous in your space – especially if you want to draw attention to architectural details like moldings, door frames and window trim.

dark green trim around door frame in wallpapered hallway.
Wallpapered hallway via @Rachel.Sekuras

Constrasting Color

Choose a slightly lighter or darker shade for your trim to create subtle contrast without overwhelming the space.

This technique works particularly where a serene atmosphere is desired – like bedrooms and bathrooms.

dining room with green picture frame trim.
Dining room via @WhitneyMcGregor

Pastel Perfection

If you prefer a softer and more romantic ambiance, pastel trim colors can work wonders.

Soft pinks, pale blues, mint greens, and lavender tones can add a touch of whimsy and charm to your interior.

Pastel trim pairs beautifully with neutral wall colors, creating a delicate and inviting aesthetic that’s perfect for bedrooms, nurseries, or even a cozy reading nook.

blue pastel window frame trim in wallpapered bedroom.
Bedroom via @HaasDesignStudio

Interior Trim Paint Colors

Here are some popular colorful paint trim recommendations which you might want to try in your home.

Benjamin Moore Nantucket Fog

Farrow and Ball Breakfast Trim

Benjamin Moore Blue Ice

Sherwin Williams Alpaca

Benjamin Moore English Hyacinth

All of these colors come in handy Samplize self adhesive paint samples.

I always recommend using these Samplize adhesive paint samples.

If you’re at all curious, you can check them out and order them here.

The Samplize non-damaging adhesive backing is such a great way to test out a paint color.

Because it allows for viewing in multiple locations and in different lighting without marking up your walls or doors!

No messy paint cans and brushes to deal with!


Have any of these fabulous interior trim color ideas convinced you to give it a try?

Hopefully you found a great paint color or two to sample today.

Choosing the right trim paint color is an essential part of interior design.

It’s these small details which can elevate your space from ordinary to extraordinary.

Whether you prefer soft neutrals, bold contrasts or some pastel perfection, there’s a gorgeous trim color idea to suit your style and preferences.

Experiment, have fun, and transform your home into a stunning showcase of your unique personality and taste.

If you’re looking for even more great home design ideas, be sure to check out these other posts by clicking on each title below-

The Best Paint Colors For Your Family Room

Benjamin Moore White Dove Paint Review

The Top 10 Colors For Your Kitchen Cabinets

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace paint review

How To Pick The Right Paint Sheen And Finish

Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White Paint Review

The Best White Exterior Paint Colors

Additional Design Notes

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  1. Jana wrote:

    Hi – love your blog! I was wondering if you could do a post on how to paint a bathroom vanity. Thank you for all your wonderful and helpful advice.

    Published on 9.27.23 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Thanks, yes that’s a great idea!

      Published on 9.28.23 · Reply