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Photography by LITTLE GREENE VIA WONEN ONLINE

It’s commonplace these days to experiment with paint, whether it be through your kitchen cabinets, your bedroom walls or your furniture. But one surefire way to amp up the energy in any room and make a burst of color into a true interiors statement is through painted trim, like in this bathroom. The yellow painted tub and the sage green trim help to make this a totally unique and impactful pairing. 

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Photography by LITTLE GREENE VIA WONEN ONLINE

For a bit of masculine drama to counteract a feminine wallpaper, try painting the trim black. It helps ground the room and pull together the dark armchair and metal bed frame, which makes the eye travel around the room evenly.

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Photography by LINDSAY SALAZAR PHOTOGRAPHY VIA STUDIO MCGEE

For some serious contrast, try painting your trim and the wall the same color – an added bonus would be to leave some white space for levity like these built-ins in this homey, lived-in office space. 

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Photography by LAURA TREVEY

Every little girl’s dream is made true by these tall pink doors, which complement a pink chair nicely while playing off off the natural greenery that surrounds the space. 

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Photography by AMIE CORLEY INTERIORS

Even small amounts of paint can add some drama to a room. These chic office built-ins have a dark green in the recesses that is smartly accented on the drawer trim, making for a truly unique room.

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Photography by BALL & ALBANESE FOR LONNY MAGAZINE

There’s so much modern goodness going on in this nursery, from the unexpected color palette to the neon orange trim. The end result is an uplifting, happy room. 

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Photography by JESSICA GLYNN FOR COASTAL LIVING

This island home’s grasscloth wall coverings are light and breezy, but the weight of the navy blue trim helps ground the room and keep it looking rich and luxurious, yet still coastal.  

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Photography by TREVOR TONDRO FOR TILTON FENWICK

Small spaces can benefit from painted trim in the same way that they do from printed wallpaper, and this hallway is the perfect example of how these two can work together in harmony to create a stunning space.

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Photography by VOGUE AUSTRALIA

Sometimes, the littlest bit of paint can make a huge statement. This Parisian loft’s soft scheme gets a modern jolt from a neon yellow sweep of paint on the door frame.

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Photography by MICHAEL J. LEE FOR HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

Even more traditional rooms can get in on the painted trim action; this bathroom would have been tranquil and beautiful with white trim, but it’s extra special thanks to the dusty turquoise paint color.

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Photography by MARIA TÓRTORA FOR CASACHAUCHA VIA MOODY’S HOME

An urban loft space’s doorway becomes an artistic focal point against painted white brick, and welcomes guests in with gusto.

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge

A bright and sunny kitchen has a focus thanks to blue window trim that’s accented by the floral tiles. 

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Photography by LEVIS VIA APARTMENT THERAPY

You can do double duty, too, when it comes to trim – don’t be scared to experiment, like the thin and thick contrasting trim in this modern corner.

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Photography by TINA HELLBURG VIA CARGO COLLECTIVE

Small nooks can become useful, beautiful vignettes when a little bit of paint is added. 

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Photography by PRESTON SCHLEBUSCH FOR STUDIO DB

The gracefulness of indoor/outdoor living is highlighted by these cobalt blue-trimmed doors that frame out the natural beauty of the landscaping.

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Photography by ANDREW HOWARD INTERIOR DESIGN

A tropical bedroom benefits from an accent wall papered with a fun print and trimmed out with turquoise. The ceiling is painted shades lighter than the trim to help bring the color up and around the room.