12 Timeless Wall and Trim Color Combinations for a Home Interior

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Amy Bartlam for Kate Lester Design

If your home features wall trim (which is a common feature in Craftsman style houses in particular), you may be wondering just what to do about it when it comes to painting your walls. The good news is that there are actually many directions you can go in when it comes to tackling that trim. Whether you prefer neutral spaces or are looking for ways to think outside the box, we've got you covered with the 12 inspiring ideas below.

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    Blue Walls and Blue Trim

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    Charlie Juliet Photography for Lauren Behfarin Design

    This blue on blue combination is a beautiful choice for a children's room or adult's space alike. Here, the ceiling was kept white, which adds an airiness to the space, but the monochrome walls truly make this space feel nice and serene.

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    White Walls and White Trim

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    Madeline Harper Photo for The Identite Collective

    White is a classic paint color for a reason. If you're looking to achieve a fresh, traditional look, white on white is a no-brainer. Neutral furnishings help this space to appear even more sunny and spacious.

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    White Walls and Gray Trim

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    Amy Bartlam for Kate Lester Design

    If you're feeling averse to white on white but aren't looking to go too bold, consider pairing white walls with gray trim. There are many different shades of gray to choose from, of course, but the soft hue in the space above is ultra comforting while complementing the room's modern furniture wonderfully.

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    Patterned Walls and Light Blue Trim

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    Amy Bartlam for Kate Lester Design

    The young and old alike will always appreciate a happy-hued trim paired with peppy wallpaper. This light blue trim draws from some of the tones in this rainbow-inspired pattern but could complement a number of other styles of wall coverings down the line, too.

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    Off-White Walls and White Trim

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    Public 311 Design for Elsie Home

    What's great about a white and off-white pairing is that it works both ways. This space is the opposite of the one pictured above and looks just as welcoming.

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    White Walls and Beige Trim

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    Amy Bartlam for Kate Lester Design

    Those who like the idea of a gray trim paired with white paint may also wish to consider using beige. In the room above, beige trim adds a formal touch to the seating area but doesn't clash with the playful purple cabinets nearby.

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    White Walls and Seafoam Trim

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    Sarah Stacey Interior Design

    Green doesn't need to be ultra loud to look gorgeous. A light sea foam or mint green is an excellent choice for any home but would look especially stunning in a coastal-style space. Keeping this window in its natural wooden state provides contrast and a natural touch.

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    White Walls and Blue Trim

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    Amy Bartlam for Kate Lester Design

    Blue trim (and board and batten) add a sweet touch to this home office. Once again, blue and white is an ultra popular color combination, and there are so many different shades of blue to pick from if you're more of a navy or turquoise person. (And if you're thinking about installing board and batten in your home, note that this is a great DIY that can significantly alter your space architecturally!)

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    White Walls and Off-White Trim

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    Amy Bartlam for Kate Lester Design

    White and off-white can pair wonderfully together if you're looking to stay neutral but experiment with a few different tones. Choose from cream, eggshell, ivory, vanilla, and more.

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    Two-Tone Walls and Trim

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    Amy Bartlam for Kate Lester Design

    If you can't commit to just one wall and trim color, why not go for a combo? Here, a dip-dyed look stands out and adds plenty of visual interest to this calming bedroom. A blue and white pairing will never go out of style, and both colors are favorites for sleep spaces, so this is a win-win!

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    Deep Blue Walls and Deep Blue Trim

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    Sarah Stacey Interior Design

    Feeling funky? A deep blue wall and trim combo is the way to go if you're looking to think outside the box in your space. We love the bold blue paired with the contrasting yellow and white curtains here, too.

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    White Walls and Wood Trim

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    Sire Design

    Why not keep it nice and natural? In this room, a rich wood trim brings warmth and moodiness and stands out against neutral furniture and white walls. While this trim could have been painted a more vibrant color, there's something to be said about a simple, rustic touch.