What color should wainscoting be?

What color should wainscoting be? Wainscoting should always be the same color as a room’s trim. The classic color for wainscoting is white. White wainscoting makes warm and cool colors appear vibrant and crisp. If you are more adventurous, you can paint the wainscoting a different color.

Should wainscoting be lighter or darker? Painting the wainscot in the same color as the walls tones down its inherent traditional feel and makes it more contemporary. Choose a color a few shades lighter or darker than the walls, or use the exact same shade to make the molding as subtle as possible.