Does your ceiling need some creative attention? You can’t forget about the fifth walls. As one-sixth of the space in the room, the ceiling rarely gets anything but a coat of white paint. For years, white paint on the ceiling has been a staple in home design because it’s considered the best and safest choice. While there are times when a white ceiling is ideal based on the room’s decor, in other instances the ceiling provides the perfect opportunity to add some drama to your space.
If you’ve decided to take a walk on the wild side by painting the ceiling you’ll have to decide between a light or dark hue. Using a color that is lighter than the walls with adding more visual depth making the room feel airier while using a darker ceiling color create a darker and intimate feeling.
White or Neutral Base Ceilings
White or neutral hue ceilings are often best because it allows more emphasis to be placed on the furnishing in the room and it accentuates the wall color. Neutral hues, offset intense colors. Therefore, if you have a bold color on all four walls than you might want to stick to a neutral base ceiling. In fact, it makes the wall appear more crisp and sharp.
In a room that doesn’t get much natural lighting, a white ceiling reflect available lighting providing more illumination. Remember, that white ceiling needs other elements to add a sense of warmth to your space. We suggest woodwork, textured carpets, and even your window treatments can be the missing link to balancing out your space.
If you’re going to stick with a white ceiling scheme be sure to avoid stark white coats. Opt for whites with warm undertones.
Contrasting With Dark Colors
Using a contrasting color on the ceiling will instantly add drama to the room. It also changes the perception of space because the light will pick up the ceiling color and bounce it around the room. When applying a dark contrasting color apply the base first and a glaze of the same color over the coat to soften the effect.
Colors that work well on the ceiling:
- Butterscotch Yellow
- Soft/Blush Pink
- Pale Blue
We are always happy to help you decide on the best color for your ceiling – feel free to ask!