Post # 1
White trim or wood trim?
We’re redoing some things in our condo to try to make it look nicer and not like it’s stuck in the 80’s so when we go to sell it will hopefully show better. Right now all the doors and trim are wood. I prefer the look of white doors and trim, but I don’t know what most people prefer so I was hoping for some input before doing anything to them!
Post # 3
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
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
White trim, brightens up the room
Post # 6
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
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
I prefer a painted trim. Not necessarily white, but not wood.
Post # 9
white trim and doors! All the decorators do that first when they’re updating homes.
Post # 11
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
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 # 13
@bookworm88: I hate the color too, but for $70k I wasn’t going to be too picky!
Post # 14
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
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.