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Do you think this paint colour looks good with my trim?
kennadysmama
February 23, 2013 in Polls
This is 'mysterious' by BM. My trim is a golden oak.
(it looks more orange in this photo because of the lighting, but it is a true golden oak)
Yes!!! I like it!
No, I do not like it.
It is ok.
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Robin W
Better question - do YOU like it?
February 23, 2013 at 2:51pm     
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Denice Shuty
No, very 80's.
February 23, 2013 at 2:56pm   
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kennadysmama
I am on the fence, I love navy- just unsure about this shade with the trim. My husband loves it. But I just was hoping for some feedback before we paint the wall (this is just a swatch I painted)
February 23, 2013 at 3:23pm   
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Cathy DiVello
I love it! Navy is a strong color, and I have used it in each of my last 3 homes. Very striking
February 23, 2013 at 3:24pm     
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Denice Shuty
It's the navy I like, and the trim color I don't like. Paint the trim!
February 23, 2013 at 3:39pm     
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Judit
nice choice
February 23, 2013 at 4:44pm     
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sharpkl
Here is that paint with an oak table. It may give you an idea of how it will look. It looks very move I think.
February 23, 2013 at 8:07pm     
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sharpkl
Picture
February 23, 2013 at 8:08pm     
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sharpkl
Another pic
February 23, 2013 at 8:10pm     
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ktiquet
Could you do the trim white or cream would update the whole house
February 23, 2013 at 8:18pm     
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Denice Shuty
Yes, now I'm sure of it after seeing more photos. The oak should be painted.
February 23, 2013 at 8:45pm   
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Alicia Paley Home Interiors
The wall color is great. The trim needs to be painted. How about a high-gloss grey, like BM Pewter?
February 23, 2013 at 9:25pm     
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Marlene Oliphant Designs LLC
I agree, paint the trim a crisp white, and the wall color will look even fresher!
February 23, 2013 at 9:31pm     
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kennadysmama
@sharpkl - Thank you so much for posting those photos. That gives me a great idea what it will look like in a bit of a larger scale. I really appreciate it.

As for painting the trim, I know it will look better- but it is just something we cant take on right now because not only is our trim oak, but all of our doors are solid oak as well- so we would have to have switch those out for white as well- and we just are not in a position to do that right now. Thanks tho! :)
February 24, 2013 at 5:11am   
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A Crew of Two
I think your pic is not showing the true color it look very blue, but after looking it up I see it is more of a grey color. I think it has too much blue in it....I recommend something a touch lighter and with a green tone to it. The blue tone is bringing out the yellow in your wood.If you go with a green toned grey it will warm up the wood and neutralize the yellow of the oak. Benjamin Moore Crisp Romaine is the tone I was thinking
February 24, 2013 at 5:32am   
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Dytecture
I voted for 'just okay', the blue and oak tones are competing with each other.
February 24, 2013 at 5:44am   
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Genevieve
I was looking at the little piece of white baseboard that is near the door in the bathroom I like it .
February 24, 2013 at 5:58am   
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bevballew
If you look at the pictures above it is gorgeous with your trim. It is a certain look. Painting the trim white is gorgeous also with a different look than with the stained woodwork. After looking at the pics above I vote to keep the stained woodwork anyway instead of considering painting. The finishing touches will complete the look. I think it is an awesome look!
February 24, 2013 at 6:12am   
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tracymorris
The blue tones in the paint against the orange tones in the wood are complimentary colors on the color wheel so they both pop against one another...if you don't want the oak trim as noticeable, than paint the walls in a color closer to the warmer side of the wheel ..but I really like the pictures that were posted above...I think it works well.
February 24, 2013 at 6:20am     
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Nancy Hehmann
I like the oak trim and I like it because of the low maintenance! So much to do to keep up with maintenance and painting anyway. Besides I think it looks nice. Builders I am sure like painted because they don't have to use as high a grade of wood- which means less expensive!
I think a large canvas with photography printed on it would look great on your wall. I just took some beautiful snow scenes that I am planning on having made for myself for a wall that is darker in my own home. I think the white look will be great or perhaps I will do my photography of a white horse.
February 24, 2013 at 6:22am     
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lyvia
I think it would depend on the lighting in the room. It's a dark color, unless there are lots of windows and doors, or you want a dark room, as for a theater. Do the walls dominate the room, or are they broken up by openings?
February 24, 2013 at 6:29am   
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mameyerc
I too have oak trim throughout. I had my family room this blue color for a while then changed because the oak trim stood out too much. If this were me...I would paint the room more of an earthy color which blends well with the trim. I like new chestnut from benjamin Moore .
February 24, 2013 at 6:55am     
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kennadysmama
This room has a lot of natural light. Just to give you an idea this room takes up the entire left side of our home. It is a long rectangle and each of the 'end' walls both have very large windows. The long wall to the right also has two openings that lead to our hallway and kitchen. The long left wall is just a solid wall. We are considering breaking up that wall with a see through room divider (to separate the living and dining space) and paint it in the colour of our hall way (which is weimaraner by BM) to break up the bold colour...but this is just an idea if we go with this colour.
February 24, 2013 at 7:04am   
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Micky
Paint the trim a cream. You can make your own chalk paint which is wonderful for covering the grain in the oak..
February 24, 2013 at 7:08am   
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sharpkl
It's only paint- I say go for it and if you don't like it repaint next year. It's the easiest thing to change in a room.
February 24, 2013 at 7:59am     
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Amy Stanley
What do your floors and furnishings look like? People will not be staring at just your trim and paint color but rather the full room.
February 24, 2013 at 8:07am     
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SPACIALISTS
I say Yes! The issue is how it relates to your surroundings!
February 24, 2013 at 8:56am   
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trelbob
Why is everybody wanting to paint wood ??????? It is just a trend and is a ton of work to bring back the beauty of wood.
February 27, 2013 at 8:26am     
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shakerjaebs
We live in a 1925 house with the original unpainted oak trim and other oak built-ins. I've never been a fan of golden oak, but I wasn't going to one to paint 88 year old unpainted wood. I used Sherwin Williams Windsor Greige. I really like how it looks. I feel like it cooled down the golden of the oak, just a bit.
February 27, 2013 at 8:35am   
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Valerie Turnell
nice choice here, Windsor Greige!!!!!
March 5, 2013 at 2:00pm     
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lemiss
The wall color is beautiful. I would paint the trim BM "Mascarpone".
March 5, 2013 at 2:06pm   
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judianna20
What else is going in this room? My first thought is go lighter. Two for comparison.
Crisp Architects
Wetmore Residence
March 5, 2013 at 2:09pm     
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bevballew
Love what judyg posted, especially the soft green. I do not like that color of wood but the green changes the whole look and complements the woodwork perfectly. The other posting above does well with the woodwork. And I think the dark blue works well also. It is just a shame to paint beautiful woodwork.
March 6, 2013 at 6:19am   
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feeny
March 6, 2013 at 7:10am     
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bevballew
Nice to know there are colors that go well with that color woodwork.
March 6, 2013 at 7:35am   
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handymam
trelbob, gotta say I always wonder the same thing. Nothing was asked about the trim, why go there? Why not answer what they asked and not risk insulting people that like their trim? I think the color picked is fine, although I do love the blues in feeny's arts and craft pic as well.(The green too.).
March 6, 2013 at 7:44am   
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Barbara Griffith Designs
The question from us should be what else is in the area..I always say pick the paint color LAST...after all furniture, fabrics, window treatments & rugs are chosen..without seeing those items there can be no judgement or even advice. Otherwise we are just throwing so much "you know what" against the wall. So our question should be what does the entire room look like (pics of all walls & furnishings) what do you have in adjoining rooms. And the question that has been asked here..do YOU like it.
March 6, 2013 at 7:48am   
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