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My wall is burgundy and looks dark, what color trim can I use to brighten it up?

By Rumbi from Naperville, IL

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March 10, 20100 found this helpful

White trim would look nice and offset the burgundy.

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March 10, 20100 found this helpful

I'd suggest glossy white if it goes with your decor!

Also, if your burgundy is too dark, you can go back over it with a tinted glaze of a lighter color using a decorative technique:

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March 11, 20100 found this helpful

Taupe would give a subtle, sophisticated look.

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March 13, 20100 found this helpful

Hot yellow would certainly brighten the enviroment, but about any light color should. If this is just one room, you could try about anything.

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Pick a color related to other colors in the room(s), High gloss will also add brightness, or a clear gloss paint over the burgundy might help. (Yes, there is clear paint.)

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