4 Design Ideas for Your Ceiling
The colors of your walls can have a huge impact on the overall ambience of your room. However, many people forget about the ‘fifth wall’ in the room – your ceiling. Painting the ceiling adds character, excitement, and style to any room. A colorful ceiling offers a unique remodeling element that makes a statement. In this article, we discuss unique design ideas for your ceiling and 3 considerations for deciding what color to paint your ceilings.
If you are looking to go beyond the basic neutral and white colors, a darker ceiling color can create a more intimate atmosphere. A ceiling that is darker than the walls can function in two ways. It can create a cozy atmosphere but paradoxically, it can also make the ceiling seem higher than it is. For smaller rooms and spaces, painting the ceiling a darker color is one of the most unique design ideas for your ceiling.
Another unique design idea for your ceiling is to paint it a lighter color than the walls of the room. This trend allows you to use basic and neutral colors for a less drastic design statement. Lighter colors can help to open up spaces in rooms with low ceilings. Typically, a good rule of thumb for a lighter ceiling color is to use 80% white paint to 20% of your wall color. But, if you are looking to create a bolder look, sky blue, lime green and pale grey have been extremely popular color choices this season.
If you are looking for bold and unique design idea for your ceiling, try painting your ceiling the same color as the walls. For the monochrome look, it is important to consider the size of the room that you are painting. In any space, the same color walls and ceiling will make the ceilings appear lower. It is important to remember that darker colors will also make the room feel smaller and more intimate.
A wood planked ceiling, coffered ceilings, custom millwork, and lighting can also add interesting design elements with texture. Keep your bed linens simplistic so that the eyes are drawn to these unique ceiling elements.
If you are thinking about renovating your home this season, make sure to include your ceilings for the design and ambience you want to create in each room. The architect and design team at Parker Design Build Remodel can help you update your home this spring!
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