When was the last time you looked up and pondered the color of a ceiling? Switching up a ceiling color is a great way to change the appearance of an entire room. So before you build that new home, here are some options to consider:
- Paint the ceiling the same color as the walls for a rich, inviting atmosphere.
- Use lighter or darker shades of the wall color to create a soothing space with extra depth.
- Incorporate a darker ceiling color than the wall color creates a cozier environment – great for powder rooms, bathrooms or bedrooms.
- For tall ceilings, extend the ceiling color a few feet down the walls to make the room feel more intimate.
- For a coffered ceiling, paint color between the coffers for extra drama and sophistication.
- Paint the ceiling a completely different color to add flair. Use accent colors from area rugs, art and other decor pieces to tie it in.
- A white ceiling with white walls creates an airy, open area. Try warm, neutral palettes like soft white or ivory rather than stark white.
- Thinking about going bold on the wall color? Then paint the ceiling white so the effect isn’t overwhelming.
- Painting the ceiling a light, soft blue gives the illusion of sky.
- Add a metallic or pearlescent finish to the ceiling to create a regal, marble-like facade.
Source: Dunn-Edwards Paints