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Paint your white trim black to make a bold statement

Outside your home, painting the trim
around your windows and doors
black makes your house’s facade look
stylish and modern. Why not bring
the concept indoors and paint your
moldings and baseboards black? This
daring idea will undoubtedly energize the room(s) where it’s applied.

Why do it
Your black trim will contrast what-

ever color is on the walls and lend the
space a unique look. Ordinarily plain
rooms become defined, audacious
and more exciting.

Additionally, black trim is great for
making points of interest pop.
Whether it’s a stunning view, amazing wallpaper or high ceilings, black
draws the eye to the things that you
want people to notice.

Finally, unlike other bold colors,
black will never go out of style. This
means that even if dark trim is a dramatic choice, it won’t feel dated in a
few years.

How to do it
As with other types of painting jobs,
preparing the space will take longer
than applying the color. Since dark
tones tend to highlight imperfections,

taking your time to get things ready
before starting is especially important.

Begin with carefully sanding, filling
holes and repairing damaged trim.
Then, using painter’s tape, carefully
protect the walls and floors. Two or
more coats of paint are needed to ensure even coverage.

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