White walls grey trim is a combination that is not chosen quite a lot by homeowners. Grey is a trending color in recent years that can actually create amazing looks in the interior. However, many people do not know how to use it as a trim tone.
They may not know that white walls and grey trim can create a gorgeous look with a subtle to strong classic impression. Besides, both white and grey are neutral tones that can be an excellent background in their interior.
The combo is also suitable for all kinds of styles. What is not to love about it, right?
If you are curious about the combination, you possibly not know how to use it properly in your interior. Worry no more because this post will tell you all the ideas you need to know.
- Hall Design with Grey Ceiling, White Walls, and Grey Trim
- Grey Fireplace for a Living Room with Grey Trim and White Walls
- Living Room with White Walls, Grey Trim and Grey Decorative Gypsum on the Ceiling
- Grey Custom Cabinets as a Match for the Grey Trim and White Walls in the Dining Room
- Grey Kitchen Cabinets Paired with Grey Trim and White Walls
- Grey Vanity to Perfect the White Walls and Grey Trim Design in a Bathroom
- Bathroom Design with Grey Wainscoting, Grey Trim and White Walls
- White Tile Walls with Grey trim and Grey Grout
- Grey Accent Wall in Bedroom with White Walls and Grey Trim
- Bedroom with White Walls, Grey Trim, and Grey Wainscoting
- More General Ways to Use White Walls and Grey Trim Combination in Your House
1. Hall Design with Grey Ceiling, White Walls, and Grey Trim
As a starter, let us talk about the hall as the very front part of the home interior design. Here we want you to take a look at a bold example in which an eclectic hall not only comes with white walls and grey trim but also a grey ceiling. An idea like this is excellent for modern living.
The thing that you must pay attention to is that when you use a grey ceiling like this is that it can make your hall look smaller and lower so it could create an uncomfortable feeling whenever you pass through the area. It is particularly when the tone is not as bright as the one you can see in the pic. A dark ceiling like this is usually more suitable to use in a tall and spacious hall.
In the eclectic hall design shown in the picture, the white wall’s existence is a good thing. It avoids the area from looking too tight even if it uses grey for the ceiling tone.
The floor of this interior is also in a bright color. Besides, the large windows at the back provide enough natural sunlight to brighten up the place. All these are other excellent details you can consider too.
2. Grey Fireplace for a Living Room with Grey Trim and White Walls
Let us talk about the living room this time. The amazing idea that we will share with you here is the one in which the fireplace is an element included.
If you own this interior element, you should consider painting it in the same color as the grey trim. The fact that both of these items are usually connected is the reason why it would be nice for them to have the same tone.
You can see the picture of a farmhouse living room above as an example. Both the trim and the fireplace are painted in greige color, which is grey with a touch of beige in it. Together, they go well with the off-white walls and furniture choices to build up a cozy atmosphere.
If the colors you pick are different, the chance is that you will get a different atmosphere in the living room too. For example, pure white walls and a cloud grey trim will show you a bright and refreshing look in the place where you usually greet your guests.
3. Living Room with White Walls, Grey Trim and Grey Decorative Gypsum on the Ceiling
Another interesting way to use white walls and grey trim in your living room is decorating the ceiling with some grey touches. One of the best ways is by including grey decorative gypsum for the ceiling as done in the midcentury interior you see in the picture.
The wall tone in this living room is off-white. For the match, there is a grey trim. FYI, this trim color highlights the white doors and windows nicely.
As we already told you earlier, the detail that catches our attention the most is the ceiling’s grey decoration. Something like this will not only create a coordinating style in the living room. It also adds texture so that the ceiling design is not too plain.
The idea to use the same grey color for the ceiling decoration is one you should follow too. In the fireplace area, the entire roof surface is even painted with this grey tone. It adds boldness to the interior design.
4. Grey Custom Cabinets as a Match for the Grey Trim and White Walls in the Dining Room
The combination can also be an excellent choice to use in a dining room. Let us talk about something more specific, which is an interior that comes with cabinets. People usually locate this kind of furniture as a storage piece where they can place their dining wares.
If you have cabinets in the dining room, you should consider painting them in grey color, which shade is the same as the one used for the trim. This way, you can create a coordinating view in the room.
In the picture of a transitional dining room above, you can see custom cabinets in wall-size. These items do create not only a coordinating look in the interior but also something accentuating at the same time.
5. Grey Kitchen Cabinets Paired with Grey Trim and White Walls
In this next idea, we want to tell you how to use white walls and grey trim in kitchen design. If you want to create an amazing view in the cooking area, it would be nice to paint the cabinets in there with the same grey tone as the trim. This idea is the same as the one we told you in the previous subheading.
An idea like this is effortless to do because it saves your time deciding what color you should paint the kitchen furniture. However, the result will surely give you awe.
In the picture above, the wall color is Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17. The grey trim and cabinets paint is Benjamin Moore Apparition 860.
The pairing between these two dominant colors creates a subtle and relaxing atmosphere in the kitchen area. The same feel is also brought to the living area next to it. The floor is actually in an open-style. It is just amazing.
6. Grey Vanity to Perfect the White Walls and Grey Trim Design in a Bathroom
In the bathroom design, the suggestion that we can give is to apply the same grey tone like the trim on the vanity. Take a look at the picture as an example.
The trim and vanity in this transitional bathroom design have the same color. The tone comes from Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadows OC-26.
Depending on the grey shade you choose, you can create a different look. In the picture above, the warm undertone of the grey trim and vanity builds up a cozy and relaxing view in this bathroom.
7. Bathroom Design with Grey Wainscoting, Grey Trim and White Walls
Here is another idea to use grey trim and white walls combo in the bathroom design. It is the addition of grey wainscoting as the pair for the combo.
A choice like this is not merely about the inclusion of more grey details in the bathroom design. It is also about how to make the room looks even more amazing.
Wainscoting does not only add color. It often comes with special detailing that can add texture to the white wall design and make everything even more beautiful. That is why people use it quite often as a gorgeous alternative to tiles.
8. White Tile Walls with Grey trim and Grey Grout
This next idea is still about bathroom design this time. When the white wall material you use in this room is tiles, you must know that you can include a perfect element in the white wall and grey trim design. It is none other but grey grout.
An example exists in the transitional bathroom picture above. The wall used here is from white subway tiles. For the detailing, it uses grey grout that, at the same time, also creates some contrasting look in the white wall design. It also goes well with the grey trim.
Another detail that we particularly love from the bathroom design is the gold touches, as you can see in the sinks, wall sconces, and even light switch. All those make the bathroom design even more gorgeous.
9. Grey Accent Wall in Bedroom with White Walls and Grey Trim
When it comes to bedroom design, the amazing way to use the combination is by adding a grey accent wall as the match. Do you know why we suggest you choose this element instead of others?
The reason is not only that the accent wall contains a grey shade. It has a more important role than that because it can provide interest or even a focal point. Take a look at the picture as proof.
In the contemporary bedroom design above, you can also see that the accent wall does not look compatible only with the white wall and the grey trim. It looks good together with the white and black bed decorated with navy pillows and blanket too.
We can also see that tan is another color that looks nice to pair with grey from this interior design. As proof, the chaise lounge and window shades fit in the room effortlessly.
10. Bedroom with White Walls, Grey Trim, and Grey Wainscoting
Another way of using grey walls and grey trim combo in the bedroom is by pairing it with another wall element. The thing that we meant here is wainscoting.
This element is perfect for building an even more gorgeous appearance in your bedroom. Besides, it somehow brings the beautiful classic feel too.
Take a look at the transitional kid’s bedroom above. It has a chiffon white color for the walls and light grey for the trim and window tone.
The same grey tone is also used to color the recessed-panel wainscoting that decorates half of the wall design. This addition makes the room looks more decorative.
The idea of using the same grey paint for both of the trim and the wainscoting here is something you should follow. It will create a design consistency as well as a uniform look.
Depending on the bedroom’s size, you can think carefully about the grey tone you must choose for the grey trim and wainscoting. The theory is always the same. The lighter color is more suitable for a smaller room because it can create a broader visual. On the other hand, a bigger place gets more options to consider.
11. More General Ways to Use White Walls and Grey Trim Combination in Your House
Besides the ideas about some specific room types that we already told you above, there are also some more general ways of using the combo in your home. We can say that each of the ideas we will share with you in the following is quite applicable in any room in the house.
Grey Door Additions to the Grey Trim and White Walls Combo
Let us talk about the simplest idea this time. It is the pairing between white walls with grey trim and grey doors. For this idea, there are at least three possibilities that you can consider.
The first is when the door color is the same as the trim tone. An example is available in the picture above in which Sherwin Williams Pussywillow SW 7643 paint color is chosen for both of the trim and door. Together, they become a perfect match for the Sherwin Williams White Heron SW 7627 walls.
An idea like this is the easiest. You can easily create a design consistency as well as a compatible visual in the interior.
The second possibility is when the grey trim color is lighter than the door tone. Something like this is excellent to use more in a bigger interior. Besides, it can create boldness too.
The last but not least possibility is when the grey trim is darker than the door’s grey tone. It is excellent for creating a highlighting effect inside your house.
White Walls with Grey Trim and Grey Windows
The next idea also includes the existence of other interior elements in the design. In this case, the particular item we want to talk about is windows.
This idea’s application is more or less the same as the ones we already explained previously about the grey door. It includes the fact that the trim color and the window tone should not always be the same. Some variations are possible to use too here.
In the picture of a farmhouse dining room above, the idea used is the pairing between off-white walls with grey trim and grey windows. The grey tone used for both of the elements is the same here. To be more specific, the shade category is greige because there is a beige undertone we can see in the color.
The choice of greige paint for the trim and window here is perfect. It becomes such a good match for other dining room elements, which also have a warm look. Those include the off-white walls, the bone-white accent wall behind the fireplace, the yellow floor, the light wood dining table set, and the yellow leather chair.
White Doors and Windows Are Perfect Matches for Grey Trim and White Walls Combination
The next way to use the combination is visible clearly in this picture. It is the choice of white doors and windows as the pairing for the white walls and trims.
Here, although some design alternatives are possible to use, we think that there is only one perfect option to pick. The white tone of the windows and doors is in the same shade as the wall paint, or at least it must have high similarity.
Take a look at the picture. Although the white shade of the windows and doors seems different from the wall tone, it still has a high resemblance. Moreover, both of the white colors also belong to the off-white category, which is nice.
We want you to notice from the picture above that the cabinets and island used in this kitchen also bring the white and grey idea. We also love the stainless-steel oven-stove and range hood that matched the grey colors in the interior.
Wood Door for Your White Walls and Grey Trim
The type of door you can include in the combination of white walls and grey trim is not always limited in both tones only. If you want to, you can use other colors to create an even more attractive look.
The example that we want to show here is the wood door of the traditional entry shown in the picture above. From the appearance, it is stained. However, the brown color that it has is neutral enough to look compatible with both the trim and the walls.
Of course, a wooden door like this is not a non-white and non-grey option that you can pick. There are so many other options to choose for the door, especially when it is better to look prominent as the front door.
Although so, in this case, we suggest you choose a tone that goes well together with the grey trim. Many options are available, including bright red, cobalt blue, lime green, pink, and yellow.
Another detail that you can take into consideration also is the color scheme in the interior. It can help you to choose the door tone easier.
White Walls with Grey Chair Rail Trim Design
This last but not least idea will discuss another trim design that you can use as another alternative. Generally, we can say that it is excellent for a small place.
We can say so because the detail we meant is none other but grey chair rail, as shown in the picture. An element like this is excellent for decorating the wall without invading the white wall tone.
Do you know what it means? The room will not lose its bright and spacious impression. That is why we mentioned earlier that this idea is excellent for a small place.
Another alternative to it is the use of wall-panel wainscoting in which the design exposed the drywall with no panel included. It commonly has a more prominent look than the chair rail trim. However, both of them are the same in the way that they still let the white paint of the wall dominates the room.
You can use so many ways to make the white walls grey trim combination looks even better in your house. From all the options that we have shared, we can say that other elements’ existence helps make the combo even more amazing.
When you want to use white walls and grey trim in your house, you may wonder some other colors you can include in the interior. As we already told you, white and grey tend to be on the neutral side. But if you still worry about the look, you can choose colors that look good with grey as the solution.