(Closed) Do you prefer…

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which do you prefer?
    White trim/doors. : (82 votes)
    85 %
    Wood trim/doors. : (15 votes)
    15 %
    Other, explained below. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I prefer the look of white trim and doors. They just seem more modern. We may be against the norm though, I’m not sure.

    Post # 4
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I like white trim. Some how it’s’ both more classic and modern at the same time.

    Whereas most wood trim doors look dated to me. They can be really nicely done but they need to really fit with the rest of the house.

    Post # 5
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    5785 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    White trim, brightens up the room

    Post # 6
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    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    White or off white trim and doors.  It would be a different story if the home were historic and the wood was original to the home.  

    Post # 7
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I grew up in a historic home that had all dark wood accents.  In the 70’s and 80’s it was popular to paint over the wood…. I’ve talked to so many restorationist that talk about the very painstaking process to take the paint off the wood to restore it… so, my vote is for wood!  BUT – my question is – what color wood and/or what’s the style of the home.  Post a picture, if you can!

    Post # 8
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    1934 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I prefer a painted trim.  Not necessarily white, but not wood. 

    Post # 9
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    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    white trim and doors! All the decorators do that first when they’re updating homes.

    Post # 11
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    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’d definitely go white trim, unless you want to go really dark.  We’re househunting right now and the white trim/doors look clean and simple but sometimes the really dark/heavy doors look modern and neat?  I don’t particularly like the color your doors are now– it looks older to me and I’d probably click over it.  (Don’t mean to offend, just trying to be honest!) 

    Post # 12
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Definitely white.  It makes the space look cleaner, brighter, more open and most importantly bigger.  Wood tends to give the space a heavy look.

    Of course there are exceptions to this depending on the architecture of the house.  A lot of california craftsman bungalows have wood trim that looks great.

    Post # 14
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    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I like the look of natural wood, and those don’t look that dark to me.  I’d rather see the wood than white, but it sounds like I’m the minority.

    Post # 15
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    5662 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    this actually looks fine to me, my moms is all oak and it’s fairly dated. White is more “in” these days but it really depends on the look you are going for. Also once you paint you can never go back! If they are real wood you may want to stain instead.

    Post # 16
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Def White 🙂

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