When you walk into a room, one of the first things you might notice is the color of the walls. A room’s trim is a small detail but can have a large impact on the look and feel of it. Essentially, the trim is a type of millwork that is used to frame windows, doors, walls, and even ceilings. It helps add a decorative touch to the room and helps the rooms in a home feel more connected, increasing its aesthetic appeal. 

Going beyond its decorative purposes, trim work also helps protect the surface of a wall against spills, dust, dirt, and structural damage. It also disguises crooked walls, conceals the expansion and contraction of hardwood floors, and adds depth to the room. It’s usually made from materials like wood, but it can also come in the form of cheaper synthetic materials like polystyrene and PVC. There are many different types of trim for achieving a different look. You might be overwhelmed with designers and contractors with the different terminology they may use like “trim”, “molding”, and “casing”. Just remember that these terms are all interchangeable and just describe different types of millwork. 

When it comes to painting your trim, it’s really your choice if you want to or not. However, we do recommend that you should get it painted. Painting trim adds dimension to the room and enhances the colors on your walls. The color of your trim should complement the color used on your walls. You don’t want to paint the trim the same color as the walls because it will end up looking washed out. Having a nice contrast between the colors you are using will enhance the overall space, such as using white trim on a blue wall. 

We hope these tips helped you feel more prepared for your next painting project! At J&S Painting Plus, Inc., we are fully licensed and insured painting contractors, offering the highest standard of quality workmanship for exterior house painting and all your residential painting needs at the most affordable prices. Contact us today via our website for a free quote to get started: https://jandspaintingplus.com/contact-us/  

 

 

Sources: 

https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/g32993292/different-types-of-trim/ 

https://www.thespruce.com/wall-trim-that-instantly-dresses-up-your-house-4088279