Here’s a thing that seems to be happening: people are leaving their wood trim stained rather than painted.
The au naturel approach cropped up in recent issues of Lonny and Rue (plus one additional editorial of a CA interior designer or decorator’s chic, laid back, vintage-filled home which for the life of me I cannot locate. He had a covered, tufted mattress as a couch in his living room. It’s driving me beeyonkers that I can’t find it.)
Pairing the trim with a deep color like navy or plum looks fresh. It also helps if the trim has gorgeous details (see above); staining lets the craftsmanship shine.
With all the white, black and brass going on in kitchens these days, a bit of wood trim warms everything up.
What say ye, readers? Is natural wood trim on the upswing?