More than once I have been posed the question of how to make a home look fresh and modern when it is accented - or filled -with wood trim. These days magazines are full of homes with doors, trims, moulding, banisters, and mantles all in white. I won't lie, I love white, but I also love original details in a home. If you just can't bear the thought of painting over the wood trim in your home - put down the paintbrush! Choose other aspects of the home and decor wisely, and your home can still look modern and fresh, not dowdy.
via Rue Magazine
Below are three other shots of the same home, a Bed Stuy brownstone. I think it's gorgeous.
3 above via Ishka Designs
I would shave my head for those doors. Wouldn't hesitate.
I highly recommend reading this post by Jessica of Decor Adventures (Also the source of the two images above). She has done a great job making her home look fresh and modern while preserving the integrity of her 114 year old abode.
via Handmade Home (click the link for another good post on working with your dark trim)