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Old 02-27-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Background: newly finished basement. Walls are painted a light sand color. The rest of the trim and doors in our house are painted white. Since the basement is separate, I think I can do something different. There will be painted raised-panel doors, baseboard, and crown moulding.

In this picture, I put pieces of scrap baseboard painted white and black against the wall. We did not like the black - I only tried it because the A//V rack is painted black as all the equipment is black. We also aren't crazy about the white against this color on the walls. We are considering a walnut brown for all the trim, doors and moulding.


This color is the first guess, without having painted a test piece yet:



Examples of some dark brown painted trim:





My fear is that painting the doors and trim this dark brown might make the basement feel a little "cave-ish." It's not a quick undo to paint it all white after it's a darker color, so I'd like to avoid that.

I also am wondering if I paint the trim, but leave the doors white?



Anyone have any thoughts on any of this?

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I think those examples look great and since your room appears to have plenty of light you could pull this look off nicely.
Its a nice classic look.
Alternatively, white trim against a black door looks really classy too, but I think thats best suited to a large open and airy space.

I would do as you are suggesting

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What color are your floors going to be?
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Carpet. Something that my wife hasn't picked out yet. Probably a brown of some sort.
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I think if your carpets will be a light color (close to the wall color) you should go dark brown for the trim. That looks sharp. If you are going darker on the carpet I'd keep the base trim white.
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Carpet. Something that my wife hasn't picked out yet. Probably a brown of some sort.

Just as a caution. A dark carpet will suck the light out of the room. As well as show every tinest bit of lint.
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We have a black labrador, and 2x 20-month old kids. I'm sure it's not going to be a light color. Though, that doesn't necessarily mean it will be a dark color either. Probably a "medium."
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Back for an update. I picked up a sampler of the brown paint. The sample only came in eggshell finish. This is what it looked like:


We liked it enough that I went and bought a quart of the same color in Satin, as I thought the eggshell was a little flat for trim, and worried that semi-gloss would be a bit much in this dark color. Satin looks about exactly the same on another test piece. Perhaps I need to add another coat.
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Before choosing your trim and walls you should consider the color of the floors, as the floor covering is the most permanent. When choosing the color of the trim I like to make sure it has some contrast with our flooring to really make it pop. For a light brown carpet and walls with dark brown baseboards it would give the room a more masculine feel. Which I, personally, am a big fan of. To add a bit of warmth I would consider a red accent wall behind the entertainment system. Please also take into consideration area rug and furniture.

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