Color makes such a difference in a space, both visually and psychologically.
For this article, I’m focusing on an area you may not have thought of—your ceiling.
Generally, ceiling color is painted white because it is an accepted fact that a white ceiling makes a room feel larger.
Sometimes that is the wisest choice but not always. In fact, a vibrant ceiling color can impact your overall design in a wonderfully fresh way. It is also chic and sophisticated if done well.
A few things to mention are:
  • If you’re using a vibrant ceiling color, keep the walls a light color so the affect won’t be overwhelming.
  • Color will appear darker on the ceiling so test your choice by painting a large white poster board and attaching it to the ceiling with painter’s tape.
  • If the ceiling has any imperfections, use a flat white finish paint unless a skim coat is applied first.   Otherwise use a semi-gloss or high-gloss finish as it will bounce light throughout the room.
  • If you are using a flat finish paint,don’t use a darker color as the ceiling can appear dull and heavy-looking.
Check out these photos and then look up at your own ceiling and imagine what if?
(Photos via HOUZZ)
Until next time…
Blessings from my home to yours,
Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around


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