The Best Trim Paint Colors For Beige Walls

Dining Room
Photo: Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

It's easy to overlook trim paint colors, which often seem like a minor detail when designing a room. However, we're here to give trim paint colors the recognition that they deserve. Trim colors define a room by accenting key features within your space. Although many trim paints are predominately variations of white, we ventured into gray and tan undertones to create dimension against your beige walls. Have no fear, you don't have to hold up countless paint swatches to decide the best color for your trim. We curated the best whites along with some bold colors to make your trim stand out. Prep and sand those baseboards and prepare to fall in love with one of these trim paint colors.

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Sherwin-Williams' Pure White

Sherwin-Williams Steamed Milk (SW 7554)
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

"It's important not to paint your house with a confusing riot of colors. I like to use a lot of soft, warm beiges to keep rooms coherent while giving them character," says decorator Bunny Williams. In our 2015 Idea House, she painted the trim in gleaming Pure White (SW 7005) to offset walls with peach undertones.

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Benjamin Moore's Acadia White

Benjamin Moore Acadia White

Benjamin Moore

If you're seeking a white that is less stark, try a creamy shade like Benjamin Moore's Acadia White (OC-38). This soft, off-white hue has just a hint of whipped butter but still provides plenty of contrast for your beige walls.

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Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee

Swiss Coffee OC-45 by Benjamin Moore
Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Another popular white trim color for beige rooms, Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee (OC-45) is as cozy as your morning cup of joe. "Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore is a warm, classic paint color that I love using in many projects," explains Anna Franklin, interior designer and founder of Stone House Collective. "Since it is an off-white, it goes with everything and provides a beautiful neutral palette to highlight the other textures and pops of color within a design."

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Sherwin-Williams' Wool Skein

Sherwin-Williams Alabaster (SW 7008)
Laurey W. Glenn

Choose an ever-so-slightly more saturated color like Sherwin-Williams' Wool Skein (SW 6148) for your trim. The deeper beige sets off warm neutral walls. In this twin bedroom, the designer chose to paint the ceiling in a soft peach, emphasizing golden undertones in the room's color palette.

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Sherwin-Williams Naturel

2019 Idea House Dining Room
Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Liz Strong

Reverse the usual approach and select a beige paint for your window sashes, creating an interesting contrast with the rest of the trim. The sandstone hue of Sherwin-Williams' Naturel (SW 7542) on these sashes has the effect of brightening the ivory walls in our 2019 Idea House. The paint colors are echoed on the flooring.

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Sherwin-Williams' Urbane Bronze

Dining Room
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Get the updated look of dark window trim, but with a softer hue like Urbane Bronze (SW 7048) from Sherwin-Williams. The gray-gold tone complements the beige walls and 100-year-old wood floors in our Idea House on Bald Head Island.

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Sherwin-Williams' Tricorn Black

Tricorn Black


For an edgier look on your window trim, Sherwin-Williams' Tricorn Black (SW 6258) is a deep charcoal that is popular with designers. "The matte black shade is a great color choice to achieve a sophisticated yet modern feel," says Dallas interior designer Tracy Hardenburg of Tracy Hardenburg Designs.

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Dunn-Edwards' Bay Salt

Chapel Hill House Living Room with Blue Sofa
Ngoc Minh Ngo; Styling: Ed Gallagher

Use the same cozy hue on walls and trim to create a seamless backdrop for your furniture. Dunn-Edwards' Bay Salt (DET642) is a warm blend of taupe and gray that fits right into a formal living room or a casual family room. The soothing shade feels completely appropriate for this 1930s Colonial-era revival.

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Farrow & Ball's New White

Handsome Master Bedroom

Laurey W. Glenn

When former Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Bierman redecorated his home, he chose to paint both walls and trim in the primary bedroom in a creamy beige. Farrow & Ball's New White (No. 59) provided the perfect canvas for his sketches and earth-toned linens.

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Backdrop's Palo Santo

Palo Santo Paint Color by Backdrop
Courtesy of Backdrop

Doubling up on beige creates a cozy atmosphere for any living space. Lighter shades can even be applied on the ceiling. The earthy-yellow beige Palo Santo by Backdrop creates a glorious, warm room.

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