Painting trim and walls the same colour can be an elegant look, here are some ways to ensure your paint job goes seamlessly.
Use different glosses of paint for contrast
The subtle contrast of paint sheen can make a huge difference when painting trim and walls the same colour. The paint colour in the pictures above is Requisite Gray SW7023 by Sherwin Williams. Our painters used a satin finish Pro Classic paint by Sherwin Williams in that colour on all of the baseboards, windows (including the sun room ceiling windows), doors, wainscoting, and pillars. We even spray painted the light sconces in the same paint! By contrast our painters used a matt finish Opulence paint by Sherwin Williams in that colour for the walls. Court-Hampton Painting Inc would recommend getting samples of the paint colours in the different sheens your paint contractor intends to use before you start, as sometimes the different sheens can look like different colours depending on the hue!
Painters Tip: Painting baseboards, crown moulding and walls the same colour (with different paint glosses of course) with a white ceiling makes the room look bigger!
Painting ceilings the same colour as the walls and trim is an option
If you notice in the second picture above we have painted the ceiling in Requisite Gray as well. This works because of the amount of natural light in the sunroom and our painting contractors used a matt paint on the walls and ceiling. If your painters try to paint the ceilings and walls in say an eggshell sheen, all of those paint roller lap marks will show on the ceiling because of the gloss in the eggshell sheen! Matt paint on ceilings hides roller lap marks better so keep the walls and ceiling in a matt paint or even better a flat paint. You could paint the ceiling flat, walls in eggshell and trim in satin or semi gloss paint but the matt on both the walls and ceiling looks more elegant.
Use light paint colours in smaller rooms
Most homes in Toronto don’t have huge rooms in them so with that in mind your painter might want to consider using light paint colours in the smaller rooms of your home. A really dark colour in a small room can back fire making the room look small and claustrophobic. A lighter paint colour suits this look and can make your home look regal!
Call Court-Hampton Painting Inc. if you are considering painting trim and walls the same colour in your home!