When it comes to decorating and choosing paint for a room, it is very common for us to forget about the ceiling. It actually covers a large space in the room, so it can completely change the decoration and energy of the room. We will show you a lot of ideas to decide what color the ceiling should be painted.
Usually we go for white, or a soft neutral, but in reality, we forget that we can paint the ceiling color, and thus achieve very interesting rooms.
In addition, the color that we use for our ceiling will give the illusion of being higher or lower, being a great solution for small rooms to use light and bright colors to enlarge and in a large room, paint dark colors to reduce. You can also paint everything the same tone or paint ceilings and walls a different color. We will show you below a series of colors for the ceiling according to the effect you want to achieve.
Lately there is a new trend regarding how to paint our home. There is a “fifth wall” that we are not used to taking into account: the ceiling. It can go from being a simple and aseptic surface to becoming an important protagonist of a room.
White or light ceilings
There is a reason ceilings have historically been painted white in interior design. It is a light, bright color and enhances the other colors in the home. You can take the easy way out and choose a can of white paint, but is that the right choice for your home? The answer is: it depends.
The same color as the wall
The ceiling paint can match the walls. If you’re painting the wall a neutral color that you like, why not turn it up all the way? This can create the illusion of a larger space and is especially helpful when dealing with a room with very little architectural interest. No crown molding or pretty window frames to highlight? Then take that painting to the top.
Use different glitters
Another option is to use the same color as the wall, but with different brightness. This can make a subtle difference in appearance, while ensuring a perfect match.
Same color but different shades
Another option is to tint the ceiling paint with a small amount of the wall color. This coordinates the color of the ceiling with the walls without matching 100%. It can be especially good to paint the trim, ceilings, and walls different shades of white.
Do you want a dramatic and moody space? Add a contrasting color to the ceiling for a dramatic or inviting effect. This may be a good choice with high ceilings and large rooms with lots of windows.
Bright colors to enlarge
First it is important to assess the size of the room and the height of the ceiling, then choose the color. You should also take into account the color of the furniture, walls and accessories in the room, to achieve a good aesthetic.
Dark colors to reduce
If, on the other hand, you want to achieve the effect of reducing the space a bit, choose dark colors.
Also, if the ceiling has plaster decorations, the color (dark or light and soft) manages to enhance the patterns and the 3D effect that are camouflaged with white instead.
Another good solution is to also paint a perimeter strip on the walls and ceiling in the same colour: it makes the room very cozy and therefore it is a perfect idea, for example, for the bedroom.
Ceiling and part of the wall
Painting the ceiling and also part of the wall is an excellent trick to create a visual separation between two spaces, for example, in an open space you can “separate” the living room from the dining room.
You can add a fun touch to a room by simply painting the ceiling stripes in any color you like.
Finally, we recommend using creativity and imagination, since it is a perfect space for abstract images, painting murals and to paint something nice in children’s rooms. The only thing you need to be successful is to choose colors that coordinate with the rest of the colors in the room, both on walls and on accessories and furniture.