Asked on Nov 13, 2017

Do baseboards in house have to all match?

by Erica
I painted wainscoating white in the kitchen but the baseboards are dark. It looks strange but my husband thinks all baseboards in the house would have to be changed if I painted them white in the kitchen.

  12 answers
  • Kim Kim on Nov 13, 2017

    I believe that we all should paint our homes in a way that makes us feel content. If the dark baseboards look strange, paint them white.

    I don’t think having multiple colored baseboards should look strange, I have different colors and different textures for my base moulding and it looks good to me!


  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Nov 13, 2017

    No, you can paint your kitchen baseboards white without having to change other baseboards.

  • Susie Susie on Nov 13, 2017

    I agree with Kim!

  • SandyG SandyG on Nov 13, 2017

    Not at all. Paint them white and don't worry about the rest of the house. Sometimes where one area flows into the next without a dividing wall, it is good to keep all baseboards the same color. But from room to room, paint them whatever color you like.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 13, 2017

    I would paint them the same color as the wainscoting in the kitchen

  • Bijous Bijous on Nov 13, 2017

    I'd take strips of white paper and tape it over the baseboard in the kitchen and show him that it'll be okay, especially if the baseboards transition into dark baseboards. He just can't visualize it. Some need visual aids. After all, it's his house too...

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Nov 13, 2017

    I don't agree with that, specially if,there,is a room separation with the rest of the rooms.

  • Rhonda Rhonda on Nov 13, 2017

    Nope they don't! We painted our daughters room and we changed the baseboards and doors to white and the rest of the house was beige! It looked fine and was a refreshing change to everything else being beige!

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Nov 13, 2017

    Nope - the trend now it not to have your house to matchy-matchy. I have both white and stained trim in my home and think it adds character and uniqueness to each room.

  • Marilyn Jackson Marilyn Jackson on Jun 27, 2020

    My kitchen cabinets dark reddish brown. So is baseboards. Can I make floor lighter brown

  • Marilyn Jackson Marilyn Jackson on Jun 27, 2020

    I'm replacing all floors and all baseboards are reddish brown. I want same floor throughout. Should I paint baseboards

  • Denise Dixon Denise Dixon on Jul 11, 2020

    I redid my kitchen and made my doorway bigger now my husband wants to put large baseboards to match the livingroom and paint then a dark gray I don't agree I think they should be smaller and white what do ya'll think.