What Colour Should I Paint My Skirting Boards?
When it comes to the design of your home, your skirting boards, architrave and decorative mouldings might not be at the forefront of your interior plans. It’s important though not to disregard the impact the colour and design you go for can have on the overall space. Whether you are revamping your current mouldings or going for something new there is no better time to consider which colours might work best for you and discover the different options available. From fresh and airy whites to bold hue’s there are so many possibilities to help you achieve the look you want.
White Skirting Boards
A classic white is perfect if you are wanting your space to feel airy and fresh and if your skirting boards just need a little refresh. White is such a versatile colour that works well with many different colour schemes, providing you with greater flexibility to bring pops of colour through your walls, furniture and decorative pieces instead.
Skirting Board Profile: Square Groove 2
If you’ve gone for a minimal colour palette within your home, white skirting boards and architrave will complement the neutral tones beautifully whilst subtly making the whole room feel a lot more modern. White is also great if you want to tone down a bold colour scheme within a particular room. The contrast of the white skirting boards and architrave can in fact make a space with a bold colour scheme feel a lot more open and bright.
White is perfect if you are wanting a no fuss colour option that will fit into your existing home décor and won’t draw away too much attention from the pieces you want to stand out within your home. If you are in the process of looking for new skirting boards for your home, we offer a fully finishing service on the boards in both white satin and white gloss leaving with you one less job to do when renovating. Alternatively, if you are just wanting to touch up your existing boards and bring them back to life you might find our guide on painting your skirting boards helpful.
Dark Skirting Boards
If you are wanting to make more of a statement with your skirting boards and architrave and want something different to the standard white, then a dark trim might just be the answer. Although this option is quite bold it is extremely stylish and can add a real ambience to a space.
If you are wanting to go for a timeless look that is both classic and sophisticated, then a dark trim can really help you add some drama and character to your space. When renovating a traditional property you shouldn’t be afraid to opt for a darker colour scheme as larger spaces can take bold hues well.
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Dark skirting boards and architrave can also provide the perfect contrast against a neutral colour scheme if you are wanting your space to feel a little more edgy and add a bit of drama to an area that might be quite minimal.
One of the many advantages of using a darker colour over white for your skirting boards is the build up of dust being less noticeable. This is particularly important if you have a more decorative skirting board design that builds up dust quickly in the intricate details.
Same Colour Skirting Boards
A trend that is favoured amongst many interior designers including the likes of Abigail Ahearn and Karen Knox is painting skirting boards and architrave the same colour as the walls. This style makes the walls look as one and is perfect if you are wanting to make a space within your home appear larger.
Pink Architrave: Ovolo Profile
Colourful skirting boards and architrave are perfect if you are wanting to create a dramatic look within your home and steer away from basic tones like white and black. If you are wanting to add some colour to your home, you might benefit from our bespoke colour matching service. We can match any Farrow & Ball or RAL reference and will fully finish your skirting boards and architrave here in house.
If you did want to discuss a bespoke colour match please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly sales team on 01922 451 689 or email email@example.com.
Overall, there are many options for you to consider when it comes to the final look of your skirting boards and architrave. Whether you want them to be a subtle feature or a bold focal point we are certain with a little refresh and colour touch up your new or revamped skirting boards will look great within the space you are decorating.
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