White ceilings are just an every day thing we don’t give much thought to. Regardless of wall color ceilings are most often go as white but why is that? What about other colors?
Well, while a white ceiling will reflect light and make the room appear bigger and airier other colors will make it more interesting.
Yes White is the choice for most traditional interiors.
The first time I ve ever seen different colour of a ceiling was when I went to my landlords house.His and his wife are both well known architects.
The walls of the living room were white ,but the ceiling burgundy colour.You can imagine my surprise..
I couldn't stop looking around and admiring the little details added to the space.It was very contemporary but feeling very cosy at the same time.
I ll post a few examples of people's choice.
Besides the color, ceilings are often left smooth and matte but you can do much much more with a medium to high ceiling if you wanted to. From decorative forms to built in lighting your ceilings can become a decoration on its own. Remember Gothic or baroque vaulted ceilings with molds and pictures?
Normally we’d advice to stay away from dark colors for ceilings but if you enjoy modern style and have medium or high ceiling then go ahead and paint it charcoal grey, taupe or even black. Anything is possible in modern style. Expect the space to look a bit dark and boxy if the room is not very big. We say, leave the dark shades for open plan rooms.
If you want a reative ceiling but yours is low and you have to stick with white think about adding thin mold patterns to it. Also make sure to paint floors light color to visually maximize space in the house. Another trick to make low ceiling seem high is hanging long curtains as high as possible.