How to Dramatically Change your Ceiling Color
When you think of giving your space a new look with color, do you only think of the walls? Remember, your ceiling covers your entire space and with the addition of color, can dramatically transform your room. By coloring your ceiling, an illusion of higher or shorter walls can be perceived. This is perfect for rooms that are too large and feel impersonal, or for small rooms that need to feel enlarged. Here are tips for dramatically changing your interiors with ceiling color.
- Assess your space and the current ceiling: Your
room and ceiling can fall into several categories. Whether your space
is small, large, or has vaulted/sloped ceilings will dictate how to
decide on color. Many fear that changing the ceiling color will have a
negative aesthetic. First determine what colors are already in your
furniture, décor, and walls. Then move into how you want to feel in the
space. For drama, darker colors will draw the eye upwards, and lighter
colors will let the eye wander around the space first.
- Define your space with color: For rooms that have
varying ceiling heights, or for open space floor plans, defining the
ceiling with color can give a visual separation without the walls.
Great rooms that have a kitchen, dining and living room space could use
color to define the kitchen and leave the dining and living space as
one ceiling color. Try using varying shades of the same color with
varying height ceilings for visual appeal.
- A neutral palette with color: It may sound like an
oxymoron, but a neutral palette room can also offer a burst of color!
Try using neutral color shades, such as whites, beiges, and mushroom
colored grays throughout furniture, walls, and flooring. Choose a
strong color that works beautifully in your space and use it for the
ceiling color. This burst of color will set the tone for the entire
space, without it feeling overwhelming with color. If you’d like to
bring the color into your accessories, use throw pillows, accessories
and wall art to infuse the ceiling color into the space as well.