Finding a wall color is difficult enough. But when you have to work around an unusual color such as this trim below:
It is really challenging! Can you tell what undertone the trim has?
This is my living room in our NH home. The previous owner thought taupe was a good neutral to use for All the trim in the house!:
And there is a lot of trim around these windows. My husband has finally said that he wanted to get rid of the yellow. Yay! (he takes a while to warm up to my good ideas). I knew we had to work with the fireplace and ceiling color:
I had a few colors picked out that I want to use:
The large color samples from the left are Simply White, Cloud White is in the middle and Revere Pewter on the right. Then I tried painting the samples up on the wall:
Cloud White is on the left, Simply White in the middle and Revere Pewter on the right. If you guessed the trim undertone as pinky beige- you are right. Can you see how pinky the trim looks with the white? We talked about painting all the trim over in white, (to get it right!) but hubby just is not quite on board. A lot of work. So the plan for now is to paint the room with the Revere Pewter and see how it works with the trim. It certainly is going to look better than the yellow we have now! If the undertone of the trim isn’t working, them we will paint the trim a white.
The Revere is going to work really nice with the blue ceiling and the stone in the fireplace as well as our Chelsea Gray kitchen. We are making progress! I will keep you updated!