Picking out the right trim colour for your home’s interior is a big decision. No matter what your wall colours are, you can use the trim to either coordinate the look or to make a contrast with it. This is one of the most remarkable ways you can use all of your design elements within your home to give it a cohesive look.

Today, we will talk about everything you need to know when choosing the best paint colour for your trim. It is essential to understand colour theory, how different colour combinations work well, and how they might be able to complement the rest of your home. With our advice, you can make the most out of your new paint job.

Trim colours and combinations

One of the best ways to choose a trim colour is to choose one that makes the whole room more aesthetically appealing. Trim is usually an accent to the overall room design, and it shouldn’t dominate the existing colours found in the room. The correct trim colour will add style and elegance to the interior walls of your home and help bring everything to life.

The colour of your trim can work as a complementary or contrasting colour for the existing interior walls. Because the trim helps give a room a sense of harmony and relates to the colours of the wall, many people choose a complementary colour which is lighter or slightly darker shades of white, cream, natural wood or stain. Or even black sometimes. This helps bring together the entire space in a cohesive way.

You probably noticed that many people use white or stained wood trim to complement their walls. These trim colours will typically fall into the same spectrum of light and dark. Others find that a contrasting colour trim works well and helps emphasize the colour of the interior wall.

Darker trim colours, such as black, are often used to call attention to or accent a particular feature of a room, windows and doors. Darker trim colours can help make some aspects of a room stand apart. Trimming it in black or other darker colours is an option that has recently gained popularity.


If the walls in your house are a bold, dominant colour, then using a white or lighter coloured trim would be the best option since white comes in many different shades. These can serve as either complementary or contrasting colours to existing wall colours.

What type of paint should you use?

After picking the colour for your trim, the next step is to select a type of paint to use. Semi-gloss paint would be the best option for many different reasons. It is one of the most durable types of paint, and they are straightforward when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. This durability and easy cleaning make semi-gloss paint the best for high-touch areas such as kitchens and living rooms.

Semi-gloss paint is also reflective, meaning it will use the natural light found in the room to help illuminate the shadows. If you want to ensure that your trim colour stands out, purchasing this type of paint for its reflective properties will help you achieve this upgraded aesthetic.

Contact Demiri Painting today for interior painting services. We offer painting services across Toronto including Etobicoke, Forest Hill, North York, and The Annex.