Paint against stained wood?
I am wanting to lighten up my living room. I have brown stained trim, brown stained ceiling beams and a large brown stained built in bookshelf cabinet which is next to an old outdated brick fireplace. I have already decided to paint the fireplace with a lighter color that has a touch of taupe. I also have brown hard wood floors. I would like the bookshelf to be painted but what do I do with all of the brown trim and beams?
Also, it has 2 openings to my kitchen which I also want to lighten up. Currently brown stained oak cabinets. Advice?