Wood Trim: To Paint or Not To Paint

I have this question come up all the time: “should I paint wooden trim white, or leave it stained?” I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer here; it’s all about your personal preference, the style of the house, and the mood you’re going for. I think wooden trim is a great classic look, and makes the house feel cozy. Here are some examples:

Classic Room with Wood Trim


Wooden Beams


Wood Trim




I also love how white trim can brighten up the home making it feel clean and crisp. Below are a few examples of white trim done beautifully. Notice the difference in the mood of the room with white trim vs. stained trim.

 LDa Architecture & Interiors

 Martha O’Hara Interiors

Sue Firestone


Fiorella Design

 TerraCotta Properties

Which do you prefer? White painted trim or stained trim?

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