After talking all things paint, a friend recently asked, “What is the thought process behind painting your walls, trim, and ceiling the same color?”
While there is a place for bold transitions in paint and trim, with white walls, there is beauty in monochromatic backgrounds that lay a clean foundation for the patterns, layers, and textures that are happening in the surrounding space. But what about a contrast? Should your trim play a major role?
At City Hill Design, we enjoy warmer whites. When adding a different color to your trim, your eye naturally beings to detect undertones in your walls. Subconsciously, your eye will dissect the whites in a given space and you can begin to notice a pale yellow, a hint of pink or maybe a soft gray.
Any paint color unless in its purest form will carry an undertone, but it is selecting the perfect undertone for a given space that creates harmony. We want your eye to assume that your walls are white, but have a depth and richness to them that makes your home feel inviting. Using different sheens of white on your walls, trim, and ceiling, but keeping your white consistent will create a beautiful backdrop for your home’s decor.
See below for our favorite warm white paints!