13 Gingerbread House Trim Design Ideas
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When you were young, did you ever want to live in a gingerbread house? Gingerbread house trim is there to help channel your inner child and get you the whimsy you want in your real-life home. But, how do you get that perfect trim to work with the architecture of your house? We have the scoop…not to mention inspiration on the best gingerbread house trim design ideas on the market.
When you were young, did you ever want to live in a gingerbread house? Gingerbread house trim is there to help channel your inner child and get you the whimsy you want in your real-life home. But, how do you get that perfect trim to work with the architecture of your house? We hae the scoop…not to mention inspiration on the best gingerbread house trim design ideas on the market.
1. Going Green
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When most people think of gingerbread house trim ideas, they don’t think of any other color than white. You know—white like icing. This house decided to add a tinge of green to the trim, which gives the home a unified look. Chic!
2. Earthy Palettes
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This home got an update from classic white Victorian trim with the use of painted columns, small orange accents, and even smaller green trims. It looks gorgeous and helps add to the dimension of the coloration this thing offers.
3. Classic White, Highly Intricate
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White goes with everything, doesn’t it? Here, we see a beautiful Victorian mansion that is painted mostly pink—a difficult color to pair. Thankfully, white swoops in to save the day with its universally flattering look.
4. Individual Trims
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If you have a home and an in-law house, you might want to differentiate the two just a little bit. This can be done by investing in different trims for different homes. Or, if you have a single home, as for custom carved trims for each window peak.
5. Gradient Appeal
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Here, we see a home that has a pastel gradient from pale blue to cream, to white. The gingerbread trim here adds a “flow” to the home that is hard to pinpoint, but still really easy on the eyes. Cute, right?
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When many people think of gingerbread houses, they tend to think of homes that more closely resemble doilies than they do homes. You don’t always have to go that route! This home has some gingerbread trim, sure, but it is a smaller, more milder accent rather than an overdone look.
7. Match Your Lamp
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If you have lighting on your porch, then there’s good news to be had. Your gingerbread house trim can also be used to add a unifying touch to your home. Your porch lamp can share the same color as your trim—a neat little touch of detail visitors will be bound to notice.
8. It’s All White
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Many people tend to feel like gingerbread trim is meant for homes that are painted in whimsical colors like pink, green, or purple. This doesn’t have to be the rule, and truthfully, most HOAs don’t want to see that, anyway. White on white can be a strikingly pretty and modernized take on Victorian homes.
9. Gone Full Circle
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Gingerbread trim is often affixed to stairs and walls in a purely straightforward manner. Here, the trim turned a square window into a round architectural feature. The large circular trim acts as a stunning focal point that makes the home stand out in a crowd.
10. Go Bold
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Sometimes, gingerbread trim isn’t what makes a house stand out. What often makes it stand out is the color palette people tend to choose. A Victorian home with gingerbread trim works well with wild colors. Don’t believe it? Take a look at how hot pink and purple made this house pop.
11. Feeling Oceanic
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Did you know that gingerbread trim is a staple in many beachside cities in the Northeast? It’s true, and there’s a simple way to channel that Jersey Shore appeal using your home. Adding shingles can help, but the real key here is a blue and white theme.
12. Ranch It
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You don’t need a Victorian mansion to make gingerbread trim work. This photo features a ranch home that has gingerbread trim. The extra texture from the shingles and siding help turn this home into a statement piece that’s rustic, Western, and still surprisingly contemporary.
13. Adding Contrast
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A little splash of color on your gingerbread house trim can make a world of difference in your home’s appearance. Take a look at the bold contrast that dark red offers to the white trim. It’s bold yet chic, and definitely not boring!
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