Updating an older darker house
That’s right, if you blurred your eyes to block out the grain you’d be dealing with a dark brown colour.For a modern look, gray is undoubtedly one of the best choices (along with off-white).In my kitchen, I was able to replace one set with shelves, and swap out the cabinet on the other side to allow the window some breathing room.If you’re still not digging the idea of so much wood in the kitchen, look for easy ways to tone it down.and maples of the ’90s, it’s easy to bypass the dark wood trims and doors of the ’70s and ’80s.Oh, those were the days…shag carpets, avocado coloured fridges and macramé plant hangers (wait, isn’t some of this back in style again? Before we begin, stop thinking of your trim as a ‘wood/stain’ and start thinking of it as a COLOUR.To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA's App Choices app here.
Without getting into too much detail (as there will be another blog post about this in the future), you need other high contrast items in your room that mimic the look of your trim/walls.This means that you will be working with a gray or greige paint colour that has obvious colours in it. Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.A few colours to check out: As for the brown range, you need to be careful that you don’t just blend things right in.
Because you have ‘brown’ trim, if you partner it with a comparable brown paint colour, everything will blend right in and you’ll lose the glory of your wood.
If you do have a window, make sure it’s getting its due.