10 Great 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 your walls or do you need to choose different colors?”

This is a very common question around here…so let’s address it today!

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.

*This post first appeared here last year but it’s been significantly updated since then*

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 the best white paint color choices for your trim (the ones which I know from experience will look great!)

In addition, black painted trim is another beautiful option for your home.

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

Talking about when your wall color is the same as your trim.

It’s such a 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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30 Affordable Vintage Turkish Oushak Runners

Affordable vintage Turkish Oushak runners (specifically for my own home) have been on my mind a lot lately.

I’ve been on the hunt for one of these decorative rugs for a while now.

Last summer I purchased a runner for our beach house and loved how it instantly warmed up the whole room.

So, it would seem that a vintage Turkish Oushak runner would make for a perfect home purchase right now.

Read on to see why Turkish runners are a designer favorite.

affordable Vintage Turkish Oushak runner in kitchenKitchen Rug via Jamie Keskin Design

Affordable Vintage Turkish Oushak Runners

I’ve been collecting images of these fabulous, traditional rugs in beautiful kitchens for years.

So, now I’m almost ready to pull the trigger on this purchase.

These vintage carpets come in an array of great colors and geometric designs.

It’s hard to pick a favorite Oushak runner rug, I love so many of them.

Let’s take a look at some of the kitchen rugs and area rugs which have been inspiring me so much lately.


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