Trim

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Is white trim and doors out? I've noticed a lot of the apartments in Houston have tan doors with matching tan trim. Maybe it's different with apartments than houses. 

Medium logoShanequa J., Vantage Investment Properties | (713) 481‑2468 | http://www.housesbyvip.com | TX Agent # 655962

Assuming you mean interior I say go with bright white trim and doors. Very clean. Clearly different markets have different trends but white is clean and timeless. It always looks good. 

@Shanequa J.

 I've noticed the same thing.  For now I'm sticking with white trim and doors because they've been the norm for so long and I love the crisp clean look myself but I'm planning on keeping an eye on this.

@Shanequa J. @Dana Whicker does the tan trim and doors match the walls?  I know some property owners who paint the entire interior the same color to save time and labor.  I still like the white myself.  

@Michael Hicks the interior is painted a neutral color usually a light tan and the trim/doors are a darker tan. The combination looks nice. 

I like white too, but don't want my properties to be viewed as dated. 

Medium logoShanequa J., Vantage Investment Properties | (713) 481‑2468 | http://www.housesbyvip.com | TX Agent # 655962

I think it's safer to go with timeless looks, rather than a trend.  White will always be acceptable.  But, when new colors or trends come...they eventually go...and then you have to repaint or look dated.

For instance, I personally think the stainless steel appliances of today are the next avocado green. :-)  Can't stand the look.  I feel like I'm living in a meat locker.

Originally posted by @Sue Kelly:

I think it's safer to go with timeless looks, rather than a trend.  White will always be acceptable.  But, when new colors or trends come...they eventually go...and then you have to repaint or look dated.

Remember the quick-lived accent wall phase?  Yikes.  

@Sue K. I like black appliances more than stainless. It looks too industrial to me. Black is usually a few more bucks or sometimes the same price as white. 

The avocado phase reminds me of the all glass tile. 

Medium logoShanequa J., Vantage Investment Properties | (713) 481‑2468 | http://www.housesbyvip.com | TX Agent # 655962

I have been having the same question - We have a Tri Plex built in 1985 that is getting a light remodel due to some deferred maintenance from the previous owner. The trim and doors are all a darker walnut color (original) and the walls are white. We are replacing the old carpet flooring with a vinyl plank in one unit which is forcing us to change the base boards as well. I originally wanted to go with white but that would require replacing or repainting all the trim and doors in the entire unit. The dark walnut doesn't look bad to I think we'll just replace the baseboard with the same dark walnut stained wood but go with a 3" or more baseboard as opposed to the original 1.5". Again, I'd go with white if we were willing to replace it all but to save time and $$$$ we're sticking with the same color for these units. If the next set is higher end maybe we'll be forced to go with white. We'll see. 

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