Charmingly Colorful in Sag Harbor
I think most of us in the United States probably grew up with the reference point that walls can be painted any color but molding and trim should be white. It’s only been recently that I’ve started to notice designers mixing up this notion. I know other designers have done it but I was personally struck by bold colored trim when I visited Palmer House, the house that Tony Baratta designed in Colonial Williamsburg.
Interior designer Michelle R. Smith has also elevated colored trim to the main event in a house and guest house she decorated in Sag Harbor that have just been featured on ArchitecturalDigest.com. She had all the trims and doors painted light blue and yellow throughout the houses. “We repeated blue and yellow so many times that they practically became a neutral,” she told the website.
It’s definitely time to rethink our ideas of trim being the afterthought. To read the entire story and find credits, click here.