Stain Color Question
As part of a renovation, just about ready to finish installing some new red oak stairs. All red oak see pic below. Have already installed red oak floors stained English Chestnut color with a Semi Gloss Poly on them. Also getting ready to replace and upgrade all the trim in the house. All the wall paper will be removed and the whole inside of the house will get a new coat of paint. Again more pics below.
I have been looking at many houses and noticed that in very expensive top of the line homes they paint the floor trim, door trim, and window trim white. It seems to make things pop more because it gives separation between the two colors. I do not want to paint all the trim white, I like the stained look a lot better, but want that separation and pop. My question is this, "Is it possible to stain all the trim, skirt boards, and risers a darker color than the floors and the treads. Kind of a reverse type thing. Then paint the walls a lighter color than both of them. Any suggestions, opinions, places where I could see this already done.