Google+ House Revivals: Painting the Trimwork Black!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Painting the Trimwork Black!

Do you just love the surprise and contrast of black trim work?  I think sometimes we get so used to just painting all our trim white that we forget there are lots of other options, including black.  The black window frames in the kitchen below provide a nice contrast, without overwhelming.  They work because they reference some other dark elements in the room.

The beautiful historic architecture of the space shown here is accentuated by the boldly painted trim work.

Who doesn't love a black door?

This room feels light and airy, but the pops of contrast provided by the dark trim keeps it from being to precious.

The dark painted trim in the traditional room below makes the space feeling elegant.
So, what do you think?  Do you like black trim?  Would you ever try it in your own space?


  1. Love dark / black trim. I had such a hard time deciding years ago... go black or not. Our lower level game room is sort of rustic & the trim & doors were white. They never looked right to me, so I finally took the leap & painted them dark.
    I love it. I went with SW Coffee Bean. Not quite black, but darker than brown....
    Thanks for sharing those pics...

  2. I don't think I'd like black trim, not enjoying strong contrasts, but we have taupe window trim in our kitchen and I quite like it.

  3. Love the black doors and windows. Not sure about the wall trim though?

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  5. Personally, I think black wouldn't work in my house. As a Swede, I've always been a fan of naked wood, and it was a stretch for me to paint it in the two bathrooms, but I love the effect. The examples you showed are stunning though. It's just that my house would never look like that...

    Tina @ Life is Good

  6. I DO love the black trim although we just painted all of ours white :) It depends on the house of course but I'm such a fan of black that I have incorporated it into almost every room in the house!

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