It's more a matter of personal taste. I prefer to see the character of the wood, and in a craftsman design this would be the desired option. With a proper paint, trim can be very durable. Even stained wood can look trashy if it get's beat up.
I am putting dark hardwoods in a new house with a very light beige wall paint. I'm wondering if I should go with a crisp white for the trim (doors, ceiling, base boards) or an off-white which is only slightly lighter than the beige wall paint? I've seen the latter in the model and it looks very soothing, but I wonder how it would look with a brighter white? Can you help diy_Mike?What type of flooring are you going with? Crisp white trim next to dark wood floors always looks great.
As far as durability, a semi-gloss finish and some of those magic erasers will keep things clean.