Should I change colors?

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My living room is dark forest green with white trim. Most of my furniture pieces are black. I was thinking of charging color of walls to a tanish and painting all the trim black. Would love some feedback on what you think.
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  • Moxie Moxie on Sep 05, 2015
    If you want to change colors, you should. Painting a room always makes them feel new again. You might try painting one wall and leaving the trim white and see if you like it before painting the trim black.
  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Sep 06, 2015
    Without a pic, it sounds like a bit too much black. Posting a pic would help tremendously.
  • Marlene Haigh Marlene Haigh on Sep 06, 2015
    Don't paint the trim black!
  • Dena Bailey Dena Bailey on Sep 06, 2015
    Agreed...don't paint the trim black!
  • Patti Przybylinski Patti Przybylinski on Sep 06, 2015
    Hi Tammy, I agree with the group: please don't paint the trim black. Especially if you ever have plans to sell your house. White trim is so clean and will help reflect light. Without a picture of your room, using my recent experience, I would try a ivory color (I recently repainted our living room with Clark & Kensington Ivory with white trim--this paint is both primer and paint so should do a good job covering your dark green). As with you, my accents are black and the room looks sophisticated and calm. Have fun with your transformation! Kindly, Patti P.
  • Lucy Nunn Lucy Nunn on Sep 06, 2015
    I took my living room from chocolate brown to creamy griege color, and it looked like a new house! A breath of fresh air. Do the lightening up part! Maybe not the black though.
  • Ger2237340 Ger2237340 on Sep 06, 2015
    I guess you should use some wood to heat your living room
  • SandyFaust SandyFaust on Sep 06, 2015
    Definitely don't paint the trim black.
  • Sassy Sassy on Sep 06, 2015
    Tan/cream walls were really big in the 1990s...what about looking at a soft, pale gray with white trim? Modern colors but still neutral and your black furniture would look great against it. Then you could easily change the color scheme using pops of color with pillows, throws and other decor items. I agree with everyone else...don't paint the trim black - that would make a really harsh line and definitely not good for resale!
  • Marianne Kleber Marianne Kleber on Sep 06, 2015
    Gray walls with white trim with black furniture is stunning. Pillows in bright colors and accessories could be changed periodically for a quick pick me up Also silver or mercury glass is good too. Would be hard to get tired of this easily updated look.
  • Marianne Kleber Marianne Kleber on Sep 06, 2015
    Gray walls, white trim with black furniture can be stunning. Change pillows and accessories in bright colors when you need a pick me up Silver and mercury glass also brightens up the room. Hard to get tired of this combination when you can accent with colors often.
  • Susanpoole1711 Susanpoole1711 on Sep 06, 2015
    Definitely use the gray and white combo w/ your accents being the color. don't paint the trim black!!. Your black furniture is the grounding factor in your room too much black will be too heavy and make you uncomfortable to be in the room.