10 New Trends in Wood Trim for 2018
Is the trim in your living room looking a bit drab? Maybe your exterior trim needs a fresh coat of paint. Before you make changes, check out these 10 trends in wood trim for 2018.
Keep it Simple
If you have a dramatic room—say one with vaulted ceilings—keep trim simple and let the space shine. While crown molding is still a popular look, avoid it in these types of rooms as it may make the space look too busy.
Think in Threes
Mix Dark with Light
Dark wood trim is everywhere in 2018. If you have dark wood for trim, keep paint colors light. A dark color mixed with a deep wood trim may make the room feel heavy and gloomy.
When it comes to trim around windows and doorways, go thin. Thick trim may overpower the space, while thinner trim will make the space look clean and fresh.
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Add a Picture Rail
In 2018, picture rails are getting an update. This type of trim allows you to hang artwork without creating holes and damaging the wall.
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Move over white—gray is becoming the go-to color for exterior trim. Try mixing a deep charcoal gray with blues and blacks for a modern look.
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If you’re looking to update your living or dining room, try cove trim and then add some lighting. Cove trim is placed where the ceiling meets the wall and comes in a variety of styles.
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When it comes to exterior trim, think bold if you’re planning a color update. Instead of white trim, try black or even a dark stained trim for a Prairie-style aesthetic.