Should Your Baseboard Heater Covers Stand Out or Blend In?

You’ve probably spent a lot of time trying to hide your old baseboard heater covers. But when you’ve got beautiful options like the offerings at Baseboarders, you may find yourself asking, “should my baseboard heater covers stand out or blend in?”.

The answer depends on your design, the space where they are installed, and your personal preferences. Here are some considerations for both approaches.

Stand Out

Small dining area with white baseboard heaters against the wall.

Make a Statement

If the baseboard heaters have a unique design, such as our Elliptus, they can serve as a focal point in the room. Draw attention to your heaters and their special design as something to be proud of and stop trying to hide them behind other elements in the room.


In minimalist or modern designs where the overall color palette and décor are neutral, a painted or uniquely shaped baseboard heater can create a visual contrast. Or go with a black or oil rubbed bronze color to stand out against light neutrals. 

Small space at home with white walls and contrasting black baseboard heaters.

Highlight Design Features 

If you want to draw attention to architectural features or specific areas of the room, a distinct baseboard heater can help draw the eye in the right direction without taking attention away from the element you want to highlight. 

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Blend In 

White baseboard heater in a bathroom with gray walls and white baseboard trim.

Seamless Integration 

In most cases, homeowners and designers prefer baseboard heaters that blend seamlessly with the surrounding décor and architecture. This ensures a cohesive look and doesn’t distract from other design elements in the room.

Neutral Color

Opting for a baseboard heater in a neutral color that matches the wall or baseboard can make it less noticeable and integrate it into the background. White is our most popular seller. As a bright white, it is easy to match and slides into the background effortlessly.

Kitchen with white walls and white baseboard heater with olive green accents.

Simpler Design

A basic, unobtrusive design for the baseboard heater can help it blend in rather than stand out. Choose our Basic or Premium designs for straightforward design.

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Additional Considerations


Regardless of whether you choose a heater cover that stands out or blends in, safety should always be a top priority. Make sure the heater is installed according to manufacturer specifications and building codes. Always perform routine maintenance.


The primary purpose of a baseboard heater is to provide heat efficiently. Ensure that your design aesthetic doesn’t compromise its functionality. Keep furniture and drapes from blocking the heater so it can properly circulate heat.

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Getting a sample of your favorite designs and colors can help you make the decision whether to stand out or blend in. Seeing the actual product in the space where it will live can make all the difference. Lighting, overall design, and the other elements in the room will influence how you experience the product so a sample is invaluable.

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Ultimately, the decision to have baseboard heaters stand out or blend in depends on personal preference, the overall design scheme of the room, and the specific needs of the space. Both approaches can work well, and the best choice will align with the desired aesthetic and functional goals of the room.

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