Ceilings are often the forgotten fifth wall in a room. They are a huge swath of real estate in a room, yet their color is often overlooked as a conscious design choice. It’s a standard procedure to paint your walls with a color while keeping the ceiling white. We’ve been told this makes the room feel larger and brighter, instead of having colored ceilings.
While there’s no doubt a white ceiling will brighten a room, certain ceiling colors can actually make a room appear more expansive. Although it’s tempting to avoid, committing that color (and then choosing the right one!) may totally transform a room. To prove you that painting your ceilings other than white is a smart move, here’s a selection of colored ceilings’ rooms.
A ceiling painted in a pretty neutral can drastically brighten a small space. Believe it or not, pale blue ceilings can be a wonderful color option!
Take a look at the room in the image above, its pale blue ceiling brightens up this space. Colored ceilings aren’t necessarily a difficult thing to manage.
The key to using a bold or dark color on the ceiling without the space becoming cave-like is to make sure you have adequate lighting or limit the adjacent wall colors to white or another light hue.
Colored ceilings can give any room an entirely new dimension and overall feel. This bold green is amazing for an outdoor relaxing space like this.
On the other side of the decorative coin, rooms have been done in neutral tones in order to create a wider sense of space are perfect for darker colored ceilings. Don’t worry! Because of the floor to ceiling distance, a darker ceiling in a light room won’t necessarily take away the illusion of space, but might become a visual centerpiece that’s bold and beautiful.
Warm colors tend to advance, and cool colors recede, so if you are looking to visually raise your ceiling height, stick to cooler hues. On the other hand, if you have high ceilings and wish to make them feel lower — for a more intimate vibe — use a warm hue, such as red, orange or yellow.
Before you add any color to rooms in your home, it’s important to determine what exactly you are trying to achieve and for what audience. You need to take into account your social experience, especially if you enjoy hosting many guests at one time on a regular basis.
Similarly, it’s important to factor children or teenagers into the equation because these age groups usually call for decor with a bit more durability and vibrancy.
Make your room feel larger by keeping the color contrast between the walls and ceilings to a minimum. Having two shades of the same color helps a lot.
Ceilings truly are a blank canvas for your creative expression, and as a bonus, you don’t have to worry about smudgy fingerprints or furniture nicks. And painting your ceiling
is a budget-friendly way to give any room in your home a new, inviting look. With a stunning ceiling to look at, it’ll be easy to keep your chin up! And if you’re feeling very bold, go with a ceiling mural.
Too often, little thought is given to a ceiling’s contribution to the overall room design, which is typically just coated in some ubiquitous white paint. But, as you’ve seen, walls are not the only surface that can be a focal point; colored ceilings are.