In Defense of Painting Your Ceilings Anything But White
Paint it pink, or black. Heck, even wallpaper it. Just ditch the white for a more personal touch.
Author: Leanne Potts
There’s no rule that says you have to paint your ceilings white. You’d never know that from looking at most ceilings, though, because they’re nearly all the same shade of neglected nothing. Here’s why you should write your own color rules.
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In Defense of Painting Your Ceilings Anything But WhiteA Colorful Ceiling Works Great With Wallpaper
This boho fab wallpaper would be far less fab without the sizzling pink ceiling that repeats the pink in the ikat pattern. One shot of hot pink makes the room pop. Two shots of hot pink make the room snap crackle pop.
In Defense of Painting Your Ceilings Anything But WhiteDark Ceilings Make A Room More Intimate
A ceiling painted dark gray, black, navy, or purple makes a room feel cozy and warm. For best results, pick a room with lots of natural light, and add lighter colored furnishings and trim to balance the ceiling.
In Defense of Painting Your Ceilings Anything But WhiteStriped Ceilings Bring on the Drama
Nothing says “This is my house and I’ll make it look however I want to” like striped ceilings. If painting stripes on a ceiling is above your pay grade, put striped wallpaper on it instead. It’s easier.
In Defense of Painting Your Ceilings Anything But WhiteA Bright Ceiling Can Make Your Room Glow
A colorful ceiling is like a reflector that bounces light into the room, making it radiate. It changes the whole mood of the space. Use an eggshell, satin, or metallic paint instead of the usual flat finish to give the ceiling a shimmer.
In Defense of Painting Your Ceilings Anything But WhiteYou Can Make Your Own Sistine Chapel
It took Michelangelo four years and several fights with the Pope to finish his ceiling, but you can do yours over a weekend, with stencils. TIP: Practice first with a piece of cardboard, remembering that less paint (and at least two thin coats) is the way to go when painting overhead.