All of the trim in our house (baseboards, window trim, doors) is oak. I had always envisioned a nursery with white trim. We are painting the walls either a light brown or shade of green (gender neutral as are on team green) but I thought about painting the trim and doors in the room white, for that crisp clean "baby" feel.
Here's my problem: if I do indeed paint all of the trim IN the room white, do I leave the outside of the door oak, so in the hallway it's not the only white door? If the door is open though (opens into room) you would see the oak side of the door facing all of the white trim. A friend said just paint everything but the door. Would that be funny? Having everything but the door white?
To complicate matters the crib we are most likely getting will be espresso. It's a 4 in 1 and will grow with our child and feel espresso would be better than having a teen with a white bed (like if the baby is a boy). Also, DH mentioned that painting the oak trim and doors can devalue house. We both agree we will be in our house for at least 20 years and he said if I really want to paint I can...
What to do? To make matters worse when I look at nurseries online, they ALL have white trim! How is that? Did no one have oak or did everyone who wanted to paint?