The Best Trim For Bathrooms; Not Cloud White

I always have to include Cloud White in posts I write about trim because it’s too commonly used as a go-to, fix-all, no-questions-asked solution.  A client emailed me today with a great question:

Is it okay to have a warmer, off white trim throughout the house but use a brighter white in the bathroom to go with tile and fixtures?

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The answer is Yes.

If the colours in your house dictate an off-white or creamier trim and you have white tile in the bathrooms, I think it looks way better to coordinate the trim with the fixed white here. SW Extra White is what I would recommend. An off-white would look too creamy. And yes, this means one side of the door will be a different shade of white than the other side.

Do you have whiter woodwork in your bathroom?

To learn more about how to choose the right white for your home download my White is Complicated, a Deocrators Guide to Choosing the Right White eBook here.

Related posts:

The Best Trim Colours NOT Cloud White

The Best Exterior Trim Colours; NOT Cloud White

When is White, Just Right?

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