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Enhancing Outdoor Views: The Art of Colorful Window Trim


Kitchen dining with banquet seating and blue window trims
Frame The Outdoors

As an interior designer deeply rooted in nature-inspired creations, I'm thrilled to delve into a topic that marries the beauty of the outdoors with the artistry of interior design. A well-designed window isn't just a functional aspect of space; it's a canvas that brings the ever-changing colors and textures of the natural world into your home. Today, we're exploring the captivating technique of using colorful window trim to highlight those stunning outdoor views.


The Magic of Colorful Mullions: Hale Navy and Light Smoke

window and base boards in blue with white walls
Benjamin Moore Smoke

Imagine the tranquility of your living room punctuated by a window that frames a lush garden or a picturesque mountain landscape. To make this scene truly mesmerizing, consider the power of contrast.

One of my favorite approaches is painting the window trim darker than the surrounding walls. Take, for instance, the deep and luxurious Hale Navy HC-154 from Benjamin Moore. By elegantly painting the trim in this shade, you create a dynamic contrast against the light Smoke 2122-40 outer window trim.

Set against a backdrop of white walls, this combination transforms your window into a vivid lens through which you can appreciate the ever-changing world outside. The darker window draws the gaze outward, enticing you to savor the nuances of the seasons. Each day becomes an opportunity to witness nature's artwork evolving before your eyes. It's a design choice that brings the outdoors in and elevates your space into artistic expression.


The Allure of Contrast: Bright White Trim against Deep Hues


Another enchanting technique that commands attention is using light-colored trim against walls painted in deeper shades. Picture the drama of a rich, velvety wall hue punctuated by the crisp brightness of white-painted trim. This elegant approach creates a visual juxtaposition that demands appreciation. The white trim acts as a guiding light, drawing your focus outward and framing the external beauty like a masterpiece on display.


dark blue living room with gray sofa and brown leather chair
Bring In The Drama

When you peer through a window brightened with this contrast, you're not just looking at a view but experiencing it. The play of colors engages your senses, while the interplay between interior and exterior spaces adds depth and dimension to your home. It's as if the boundaries between the inside and outside dissolve, offering a seamless connection.



beige and green living room
Photo Aleksandra Zlatkovic

In interior design, the power of well-designed windows is immeasurable. They're like portals to different worlds, and the correct use of color can turn them into enchanting artworks that resonate with the love for nature and artistic sensibilities. So, whether you're drawn to the allure of darker trim against white walls or the dramatic contrast of bright white against deep hues, remember that each stroke of color is a brushstroke that paints a unique story in your space.





As you enrich your home and lifestyle, remember that your choices reflect your passion for design and commitment to creating inspiring spaces. With every color decision you make, you're enhancing the aesthetics and adding to the narrative of your home's journey. Let your windows be the gateway to the world you cherish, and let your space be a testament to your creative spirit.

Stay inspired, and remember that every window holds the potential to be a masterpiece in the gallery of your home.


If you need additional help, let's chat about how I can help you with your color palette choices. Book a Free Discovery Call.


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