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Dark Molding Done Right {revisited}

Good morning readers and happy Tuesday!
I showed you yesterday how one simple black and white pillow cover could change the look of a room.  (You can find it here.) Today I am continuing with my black and white fetish and revisiting Dark Molding Done Right.

I have had my fair share of painting out-dated, dark molding, but check out these gorgeous rooms that showcase dark molding and trim as classy as your little black dress.

High gloss trim makes this room pop and creates an intimate seating area.

photo via Christina Murphey Interiors
The mirrors, crisp white walls, and black lacquer furniture gives this room a modern Hollywood regency vibe.

What do you think about the zebra head?

What a bold move to paint an entire ceiling and the crown molding black.  Using gray and emerald green in this space is stunning and an unexpected  but keeps the feel more causal.
Another gorgeous example to show that black and green goes beautifully together.
photo via Emily A. Clark
Using dark trim to bring out the arch window creates a lovely focal point and the black and white theme is continued throughout the room.
photo via House & Home
The black molding in this space brings out the tres ceiling and the grandeur of the window casing.  Look how tall the ceilings appear to be.  Yes please!!
photo source unknown
I love the way the trim frames out the ceiling beams in this dining room, keeps your eye moving, and ties into the gorgeous black dinning chairs.
photo via Houzz.com
Would you be brave enough to try dark molding? 😉  I hope you are enjoying my “black and white” craze. It never goes out of style!
P.S. To keep dark molding and trim from appearing out dated or too dark, pair with white, cream, or light gray walls.


  1. I would really love to do this someday, but I always balk because I’m not sure if I can do it in just one room or if I need to go all out! I would love to focus on just one area, like that window seat/banquette idea. I adore how the dark trim, especially a black, can add such drama and coziness.

    1. I love the idea of just focusing on one area or if the room was closed off, just one room. It would look awesome in a dining room or study too (at least in my ideal house!). Thanks for stopping by!! So glad to have you has a reader Casey. 😉

  2. Congrats on being featured in aka design!! 🙂 I don’t know if I am that bold for dark molding but it looks gorgeous in pictures 🙂 Thanks for sharing Kathy 🙂

    1. Thanks Nancy!! I was so excited to learn that Sherry was showing our home. My “first official” home feature. *happy dance* Dark molding would be “bold move.” 😉

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