17 Types of Interior Columns
NC New Custom Home Design
While some interior columns provide structural support, others can be purely decorative.
Get ideas for your new custom home from these most popular interior column styles.
See photos of classic wainscoting wraps, sophisticated white trim detailing, modern stone accents, and textured colors.
Interior Columns with White Wainscoting Wrap
These interior columns feature a 1/3 height picture frame wainscoting wrap-around. Crown molding blends the columns into the kitchen-great room wall.
The white wainscoting base on this formal dining room column reflects the grand room fireplace wall.
White trim accents the full height of these great room-to-kitchen columns. The trim follows the archway opening, and extends across the entire open concept room.
Half-Height Interior Columns
These half-height white columns create an open flow between the breakfast room and sun room, positioned on a half wall.
In a second version of The Summerlyn, white columns and soft grey tones keep the open concept plan bright and airy.
White columns aren't just for Greek facades anymore. White columns in Roman or traditional styles are popping up in new custom home designs in entryways, family rooms, great rooms, master suites, and highlighted hallways.
Faux Column Designs
These stone columns are purely decorative - built with the same stone on the front porch and interior two sided fireplace.
In this version of The Bryson, the grey coffer ceiling draws out the grey tones in the stone.
Located just off the main foyer entrance, these half-width faux columns flank the master suite door.
This fireplace design is very complex: floor-to-ceiling white columns frame the fireplace for a more blended interior wall location, the mantel breaks the wainscoting into two sections for greater depth, and the wainscot panels are painted a soft grey as an off-setting technique.
Archway entrances in this version of The Shelby feature white trim wraps, designed with a faux column frame that stretches across the opening.
See The Shelby white columns frames from another angle, in the great room:
Painted Interior Columns
Double columns - painted in a rustic red - lend traditional formality to this formal dining room with crystal hanging light and trey ceiling.
These living room support columns are painted to match the main walls. These columns are designed to blend into the open concept living spaces.
Archway entrances are a staple in new custom home design. These archways - with columns between, give the kitchen and living room just enough separation.
Here's another example of painted interior columns that frame archway entrances to the formal dining room.
Interior White Columns
Painted white accents in this formal dining room - including a coffered ceiling, wainscoting walls, and interior column - off-set the deep red walls.
White and black tones create powerful contrast in this contemporary custom home. Three white columns frame the formal dining room.
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