Redecorating or painting your home’s interior in Omaha, Nebraska? If you’re like many homeowners, you’re probably planning to default to the typical white ceiling. Well, there is totally nothing wrong with that, however, simply painting your ceiling stark white is denying your 5th wall the opportunity to shine.
Even with the classical ceiling paint, you can still get creative about the shade white you use and incorporate some creativity into your remodeling efforts. In this article, we want to share some creative color tips for your ceiling if you’re planning to redecorate or repaint your interior, have a look:
Go Darker Than Your Walls
One of the easiest ways to pick a ceiling paint color is to simply paint your ceiling a darker color than your walls. This is perfect if you want to create a slight contrast between your wall and ceiling for a sophisticated polished look. Simply pick a color that is 2 or 3 shades darker than your wall.
Painting your ceiling darker is a great option if you want to make your room feel more intimate and cozy, you want to accent your crown molding or if you want to create a striking contrast against your white walls. For white or cream-white walls, you can try dark colors like navy hues, charcoal grays or even chocolate brown shades for dramatic contrast.
Go Lighter Than Your Walls
If you’re shy of bold colors, let’s try a lighter option. This involves painting your ceiling a lighter color than your walls. The easiest way to achieve this is to whiten your wall color by 80% or simply choose a color 2-3 shades lighter than your wall color. Painting your ceiling a lighter color makes the ceiling seem higher and your space roomier.
If you’re painting a smaller room, or a room with a lower ceiling, this might be your best technique. If you like subtle color changes and simplicity, give this technique a try and see how it comes out.
Paint Your Ceiling the Same Colors as Your Walls
This is probably the easiest way to have your ceiling painted because then you don’t have to worry about the wall paint getting on the ceiling or the other way round. This is, however, a good option for rooms with light or dark paint colors. The middle tones might not come out great.
If you’re painting a smaller room, choosing darker colors will make it feel intimate and cozier. However, if you want your small room to feel larger, you might want to opt for the lighter tones. Using the same color on the walls and ceiling in asymmetrical rooms can also unify the place and simplify its shape. If your room feels a little flat, you can accent the trim or the crown molding.
While we encourage going unconventional, painting your ceiling white can still be a great option for homeowners looking for a clean classic look. White ceiling color opens up your space, brightens the room and makes your ceiling seem taller. If your room is full of bright colors, a white ceiling will complement pretty much any of them and maintain a design balance.
If your room doesn’t get enough light, a white ceiling will help to reflect light into darker areas. Choosing flat white paint will also help disguise any lumps or bumps along the ceiling. If your walls are white, you might want to paint your ceiling another softer, lighter color such as peach, a sky blue or pale yellow.
The Bottom Line
While most homeowners tend to paint their ceiling white by default, creating a colored ceiling can enhance your space and alter the feel and look of your interior. If you’re not sure which color to use, professional painting contractors such as Brush & Roll Painting can help. Simply, give us a call today so we can chat about your project.