We often think of the four walls and maybe the trim when we first consider painting a room. Today we will take a look at how some designers bring color into a space via the ceiling. Painting a ceiling is a great way to draw eyes up and around a space or to lower a too-tall ceiling. Strong or subtle, painted ceilings can really complete a room.
There are several ways to make a bold statement on the ceiling: subtle walls with all of the bright color concentrated above, painted on stripes or pattern, a bold wall color carried onto the ceiling…
Keep it Subtle
Lighter colors on walls and ceilings still deliver an extra layer of interest without making a huge statement. We love the technique of wrapping the ceiling color down the walls slightly with the addition of some molding. This trick adds instant architecture to an otherwise plain space.
The subtle blue on this kitchen ceiling, which is pulled from the wall color in the adjacent room, is a perfect balance for the printed wallcovering:
Metallic paints or glossy, lacquered finishes on ceilings add a pretty, reflective surface…
This lacquered ceiling appeals to us on so many levels – we love how it reflects light into the space like a mirror: