Gray Trim Paint Update in the Guest Bedroom

Progress is cause for a party, y’all!

The guest bedroom might still need a lot of love, but the paint situation is looking a whoooole lot better.

‘Memba dis?

Look out spackled beige walls and yellowy peeling trim. There’s a new sheriff in town…

Earlier this week, I shared all of the inspirations that convinced me this white wall / gray trim combo needed to happen.

So while I hung out with the kiddos, Robert jumped in here to paint the walls Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee and the trim Benjamin Moore Winter Gates.

They’re two of our go-to paint colors since we have Swiss Coffee in our living room and kitchen downstairs and we rocked the Winter Gates color on our bathroom cabinets at our old house.

It’s already so much better from the before.

Eventually, we plan to rip out this carpet to restore the original hardwood floors underneath (eep!), but since that’s not in the budget right now, we’re holding off for a bit.

Next steps will be hanging up a full wall of drapes to work around that off-centered window and hauling in a gorgeous secondhand cane headboard that I found. It’s SO good!

None of it is much to look at now, but it will be. 😉

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  1. Hello Lauren,

    I love your use of various gray trims with white walls. Do you use the same white walls throughout? Could you share what they are and what colors you paired together (walls and trims.)

    We are painting a light filled condo (once a school with) with 12′ ceilings and I would like a paint scheme, which is subtle, sophisticated and enhances the space.

    Thank you SO much!

  2. I love the offset window. It’s perfect next to a bed and doesn’t get covered up by a headboard.
    Beautiful work!

  3. Lauren,
    Can you share more details about painting the trim? (and door). I’m wondering if you sanded down the door first? Did you sand the trim?? or just use a Kilz primer on both?then painted one (or 2??) coats of the grey on the trim and door?? I love, love the gray trim. I think I saw it on something in your breakfast nook post awhile ago and have been trying to figure out what room or door to I want to try it out in.. looks gorgeous! And the carpet looks very good, so I wouldn’t rip it out just to get to wood floors. Let it wear out, then when you HAVE to pull it up, you can redo floors.

  4. Paint job looks great! Summer time makes me a sporadic follower, so please excuse if this has been asked and answered. One door is to hallway. What is behind doors 2 and 3? Both closets? Thank you!

  5. Love it too! I have the same windows. Now you’ve got me thinking of doing this in a bathroom with white walls and gray window trim and baseboard. You gave me a great idea! THANKYOU! I’m so sick of gray and silver on my walls. I’ve been debating this bathroom for a long time. The walls are currently light gray. Soon they will be white!

    1. I don’t understand the concept of a full wall of drapes, it is so un natural. You don’t usually see a full wall of drapes with a slit of window showing, so to me its obvious something is being covered up.
      Why not just balance the window with artwork?
      The cane headboard sounds amazing though.

  6. Looks great! I’ve been considering painting the trim in our den – but I’m not sure what to do with the other side of the door/trim that faces into the hallway – I’m assuming you only painted the door side that faces into the guest bedroom gray, right? I’m just curious how to proceed – would love to see a pic of what it looks like with the door open if it’s a different color…thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hi! Yes, we kept the hall side of the door the Wrought Iron. It looks nice with the door open as the other doors through the hall match the hall side. We also followed this same technique in our nursery.

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