As you know, I have been thinking about dark, black painted trim in our new place for some time now. (Whenever that should actually happen is STILL up in the air … but that is another story!) My fingers are crossed that this “look” doesn’t become the white kitchen with soapstone counters of 2007. I swear, all through 2004 and 2005 I dreamt upon that “timeless” look. When it came time for our renovation in 2006, I went for it. Not long after it was installed – I found that our kitchen instantly became sooooo 2007. It popped up in every cooking show, on a Verizon commercial and numerous Appliance commercials. Not to mention, it was the look House Beautiful selected as “Kitchen of the Year.” Let’s just say, (for me) it was too trendy. I was “over it” before I could even enjoy it!
Late last week I saw this post on Desire to Inspire. Guess what? The first three photos were white walls with black wood trim! I am going to have to keep my eyes peeled for other instances of this popping up around the blog-i-sphere. My little decorating dream may be squashed before I even implement it!