Best Trim Color for Gray Walls (10 Stylish Color Combinations)

10 Trendy and stylish trim colors that go perfectly with gray walls Written by : Andre A & Editors | Last Updated : October 31st, 2023

Trim and molding is a timeless, ever-lasting decorating feature that works amazingly to enhance any plain, empty, and boring wall. Infusing unique character and depth, trim-work and molding will make a big difference to the final visual output of your interiors.

Choosing trim colors can also pretty simple and straightforward. You either choose the color that will fit into your current interior color palette, or choose a color that complements your wall color.

So, what is the best trim color for gray wall?

Drawing from our experience, pure white, sage, dusty blue, navy, or greige can be the best trim colors for gray walls. These colors infuse some warmth to the cool-toned wall, creating a richer and lively ambiance without going too far away from the simplicity and elegance vibe that had been crafted by the gray walls. The contrast they are producing is more than enough to highlight the architectural features, such as the windows or doors, and make them stand out stronger.

Keep reading to explore all the stylish options below.

10 Stylish Trim Color Ideas for Gray Walls

Pure White

Gray walls with pure white trim
Gray walls with pure white trim

Without any doubt, this is the best trim color for gray walls. Pure white can literally blend with whatever shades of gray you are using, from light gray walls to a dark one. The white trim will highlight any wall feature like windows or door frames in a simple yet beautiful way.

Using white trim against gray walls can also create a bright and light illusion, so it is a perfect choice for any small room or room without plenty of neutral lighting.

Sage Green

Gray walls with sage green trim
Sage green trim

Sage and gray had very similar characteristics. Both shades provide a soft and calming vibe in beautiful muted looks. Thus, combining sage trim with the gray wall can be a great way to keep your entire space calm and soothing, while still having some fresh and natural richness.

The sage trim also can add gorgeous hues to make any boring gray wall looks much more interesting.

Dusty Blue

Gray walls with dusty blue trim
Dusty blue trim

Dusty blue or pale blue had some strong gray undertones, and that’s why this color compliment gray perfectly. The dusty blue painted trim brings a different layer of elegance to the gray walls.

And while the dusty blue trim will easily stand out, it won’t become a distraction thanks to its soft and subtle appearance.


Gray walls with navy trim
Navy trim

If you need an even stronger contrast, then you can try using navy or dark blue trim. These kinds of trim will easily stand out against any shade of gray, from light gray to a dark ones.

At the same time, since navy also had a strong gray undertones, the trim and the walls still looks pretty flawless and harmonious.

Warm White

Gray walls with warm white trim
Warm white trim

Most gray shades will have a strong cool tone, and sometimes, you may need to counter it with warm colors to create a well-balanced look.

However, using warm shades to paint your trim inside a room with gray walls may be tricky and risky, thus, the safest and most straightforward option is to go with warm white.

Warm white or off-white trim are shades of white that had a hint of brown or yellow hue, making them look much warmer than pure white.


Gray walls with charcoal trim
Charcoal trim

If you are using light shades of gray for your walls, then it would be interesting to paint the trim with darker gray or charcoal gray. This approach creates a monochromatic look with plenty of elegance that will easily lift up your entire space.

We love to choose this combo when creating a glam classic or ultra-modern decor. For an even better result, incorporate a few metallic, brass, or gold accessories throughout the walls.


Greige trim with gray walls
Greige trim

Greige is a unique color from the combination of gray and beige. Thus, this shade had the elegance and neutrality of the gray, while also provide plenty of warmth as the beige.

That’s why the greige painted trim not only blend seamlessly with the walls, but at the same time lift up the mood and warm up the vibes of your entire room.

Dark Green

Gray walls with dark green trim
Dark green trim

For you who want the trim to become the centerpiece of your interior, then painting it with dark colors is the easiest way to achieve it. However, most dark shades won’t look well against gray walls and instead, can make an awkward and weird look.

Thus, you need to choose dark paint for your trim carefully, and we highly recommend you try this dark green. Based on our experiences, some dark greens like dark emerald or dark olive are the best choice when it comes to gray walls.


Brown-gray trim
Brown-gray trim

Brown shades can be a perfect choice to bring the earthy looks to the walls. However, most browns doesn’t looks good with gray, so instead, you may need the particular brown shades that had a noticeable gray tones to make it blend with the gray walls, such as this brown-gray.

We love to use this combo when creating a classic, mid-century style interior.


Gray walls with black trim
Black trim

Black and gray are timeless combination that never fails. By painting your trim work with black also helps making the walls feel so much brighter. And that’s why this can be a great option for you who had dark gray painted walls.

The total elegance from the black trim also boost the modern looks of the walls, creating an ultra-modern color scheme.

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