If you are new to decorative painting, sponging is a great place to start. Sponge on glaze or sponge off glaze to create the custom look perfect for you. To cover a larger area in less time while still delivering beautiful results use a sponge roller in place of the natural sea sponge.
Cream is also a beautiful choice, but be careful not to confuse cream with yellow. Yellow is not a good choice for wood trim, in my opinion. If you have amber-toned wood trim, like Douglas fir or pine, try Gentle Cream OC-96 by Benjamin Moore or Glow W-B-310 by Behr