Painted trim is the fad right now along with the whites and grays look. I will admit, it does look sharp. But, it is just fad. There will never be a substitution for the natural beauty of wood.
Not THAT kind of wood.
Painted trim sounds intriguing, I have to admit I’ve never seen it. But not gray or white!
White trim with colored walls can be very nice too – that has been done since the 1910 to 1920’s. That was how the upstairs of our house was when originally built around 1915. Surprisingly colorful. Discovered that when we renovated – scraped down to base plaster.
It’s been around, but white trim, white upper cabinets and gray lower cabinets is a current trend. That has never been a design feature before in homes. In the last year, White/gray countertops have surpassed countertop colors that have been the top colors for the past 15-20 years. While the option and rare case of people doing it has always been around, the current design/decor color scheme is a fad.
Paint hasn’t always been as cheap or as easy as it is to come by now either. Stained wood will always stand the test of time.
The wood trim and railings in our house were in such rough shape when we moved in. It looks a lot better painted white, and since we went with darker walls, it really brightens it up in there too.
We hardly had to sand them prior to painting. There was nothing on there.