We have a 120 year old East Lake Victorian that has almost no painted trim in it. From what I have been told, the dining room is black walnut, the foyer is oak, and most of the rest of the house appears to be a pine. Because of the position and size of our house, it always feels very dark and we have been trying to come up with paint colors to make it brighter. However, almost every house I see in TOH, OHJ, BH&G, and similar magazines has painted trim! We would not mind painting the pain, but we would like to restore the oak and walnut and need color ideas.

Or, does anyone have ideas so we can just restore all of the wood work and not paint any of it?