Dark Trim Paint... Yes or No? - Matt the Painter

Dark Trim Paint… Yes or No?

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Are you looking to give your home that perfect final touch, but can’t seem to settle on the right colors? Have you always been attracted to darker, richer colors, but are concerned that painting your entire house in this particular shade may be a bit overwhelming? Then, why not consider painting your trim in a preferred darker color? While trims have standardly remained the lighter color option, choosing to paint your trim in a darker shade can actually be a great way to give your home that special something to really make it stand out. However, painting your trim a darker color can also come with a few disadvantages that you may not want to take on. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages that this choice can bring which may help make your decision a little easier today.


Look of Luxury 

Adding a dark color trim to the exterior of your home can be a great way to add a little extra luxury and elegance. Because these colors are often exclusively used in other areas, adding it to your trim can be a great way to set your home apart and give it that one-of-a-kind appearance that you’ve been looking for. If you’re someone who likes to really stand apart from the rest, then this will be a great option for you, as you can pretty much guarantee you’ll be the only person with darker trim on your block, if not in your whole community.

Fits a Modern Home 

Are you trying to design the perfect modern home? Then, adding a dark trim can be the perfect way to enhance those clean and simple lines, giving your home that cut and highly designed look that so many homeowners are now looking for. If this is the aesthetic you’ve been aiming for, then you’ll definitely want to consider creating those sharp lines with a darker color.


Faster Fading 

Unfortunately, while your dark color trim may look amazing when you first lay it on, these colors tend to fade much faster than a lighter, more traditional color. This means you’ll need to invest significantly more in maintenance than you would have to otherwise if you expect to keep the color as intense as it was when it was first applied.

Can Make Resale Difficult 

While darker trims are certainly eye catching, they aren’t necessarily the preferred style of most homeowners. This means that if you’re thinking that there’s a possibility that you’ll want to sell your home within the next few years, then this might not be the best choice. It will certainly make your home stand out for buyers, but it just might not be what they’re looking for in the long run, and when you’re selling a home, you want it to appeal to as many people as possible.

When it comes to painting your home the perfect colors, there are many different factors which will come into play, including your own personal preferences, the style of your home, and even how long you plan to live there. However, adding a dark trim can be the perfect way to give your home that extra something special. Keep these advantages and disadvantages in mind and find colors that make your home shine today.

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