Now that you’ve chosen the color you want on your walls, you might be thinking that your job is done. Far from it, homeowner. You’ve still got your rooms’ largest canvases to color: the ceilings. There are many different color options that can work for your ceilings. Pick the right one and each room of your house can feel like a perfectly realized masterpiece. Pick wrong and you’ll be pulling out the paint rollers again in mere months.
Which Ceiling Color Is Right for You?
White. This is the easiest option. Home designers often pick white because it is the most likely color to please. It goes with just about everything, and it won’t have to be changed anytime soon. It can also make a ceiling look higher, giving an entire room a better sense of space and livability. It’s not adventurous, but white can be classic and elegant, or at least functional.
Ceiling and Walls the Same. If you love the color of your walls, why not extend it to the ceiling? The best possible wall color is probably the best color for your ceiling. Don’t overthink it, just keep painting when you get to the ceiling.
A Variation in Shades. If you want to get strategic and fancy, vary your ceiling color by a few shades compared to the color of the walls. Ceilings tend to look darker than the walls beneath them. You can accentuate this with a darker color, to create a room that feels cozy and relaxed. Or you can make the ceiling a bit lighter to make all five walls feel like they match perfectly.
Accent Ceiling! If you want to push the envelope in your house, turning your ceiling into an accent wall can be just the thing. A dark, rich ceiling works really well in a room with light colored walls. Be careful with this option. An accent ceiling can have a powerful effect, but with great power comes great responsibility. Make sure the color you choose matches well with every other room element.
Or, Ask a Professional Painter for Help!
To take the guesswork out of the equation, we at Sundeleaf Painting are happy to offer you professional color consultations. Let’s navigate your options together and find just the look you’re looking for.