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Dark trim vs. White. Updating home without painting ALL TRIM white??

Kim Dick
3 years ago

I have a traditional home. From the entry staircase throughout entire house is a dark stain. Hardwood floors are also a darker wood. I like the character of some dark wood but do not want to paint ALL trim in this 5,000 sq ft house. What is the best way to tackle trim? Do you paint the ceiling trim white first? What is the rule for the transition from dark stain to white paint? I don't want the house to look hodgepodge but we have a LOT of heavy trim including some dark large dental molding trim in certain areas...(which would be a bear to paint..) How do I lighten the effect? Wall paint is already lighter BM Edgecomb Gray. Thanks!

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