Living room with white painted trim
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Laurey Glenn

Trimming It All

When choosing paint colors for rooms that open onto each other, (such as kitchens and dining or family rooms), create a color "cord" that ties the spaces together.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to paint all of the trim -- doors, molding, windows, even cabinetry -- in all of the connecting spaces the same color. White, off-white, or tan are good paint choices.

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