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My home is a mix of old and new. How do I unify the look with paint?

J B
last year

I'm struggling specifically with trim color. We bought a 1930 Tudor home, part of which was updated by the previous owner. Some of the home (living room, upstairs) has beautiful walnut trim and doors; other parts (kitchen, hallways, bedroom) has painted white trim and doors. The rooms flow into one another, and I want to make them feel more "of a piece." (Replacing the painted trim with wood trim is too expensive for now.) My thought was this: In the rooms with walnut trim and doors, paint the walls Benjamin Moore Mascarpone (eggshell or matte). In the modern rooms, paint the trim Mascarpone (semigloss) and the walls other colors (from the BM Affinity collection). Would that work--to match the trim to the walls so there's some unity? Or is that bizarre? Has anyone had a similar problem? Thanks!

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