Hello, Gentle Readers! I do love updates. When we last spoke, I was debating whether the trim in this bedroom -
- needed to be painted a deeper cream to match the ceiling (on which we used OC-9 Ballet White). That was the conundrum that led to 7 sanity-restoring rules about trim color. You remember.
I’d pretty much decided that yes, we needed to get rid of the blindingly white trim on the crown and baseboard, but I was going to risk leaving it on the windows.
Here’s the result!
My client was so funny. We walked in and I gasped. “Holy cow!” I said, “WHAT a HUGE difference! I’m SO glad we changed it. Aren’t you?” And there was this big silence. Then she kind of laughed and said something to the effect of, you know, if it makes you happy…
Here again is before:
The funny thing is that while I was there, I didn’t even remember to look critically at the still-stark-white windows.
So I guess they’re fine! The strategy of thinking of the windows as their own separate thing seems to have worked.
This was an interesting exercise in creams and whites overall, I must say.
What say you, Gentle Readers? Could you have lived with the white trim? Would you have obsessively painted the trim after the fact – even if you were doing the painting yourself? It’s a tough one, isn’t it…
Annie Elliott – aka bossy color – is an interior decorator and design blogger in Washington, D.C. She’s also the creator of the “bossy basic,” a one-time service to jump-start the interior design process in your home.