Is It Time To Choose A Colored Ceiling?

For years, our ceilings have been a stark white color with a popcorn finish. If you have ever tried to repaint that kind of ceiling, you know what a wretched experience you have survived. The popcorn falls on your head, and before you’re finished, your hair is white. Popcorn ceilings make a home feel dated, and if you’re trying to sell it, they may discourage potential buyers. Thus, unless you are extremely dedicated to keeping the popcorn, you should give it up and go for a plain ceiling. Not only do buyers like this look, but also you can liven up your ceiling with color!

Colored Ceilings

When I talk about how much I love colored ceilings, some people think I’m crazy. Colored ceilings can make a room seem smaller, but mainly they make the room feel closer, more intimate. For houses with very high ceilings, color is a great way to give the room a comfortable feeling rather than an imposing feeling. Additionally, colored ceilings can give a library or bedroom a cozy, friendly atmosphere.

Another reason to color your ceiling is to help soften a sharp contrast. Many of our rooms have a wall color that contrasts sharply with the ceiling color and make a room uncomfortable and shocking. For example, if your walls are painted a deep green, a bright white ceiling sticks out like a sore thumb. The ceiling gives the room a shocking atmosphere rather than a cozy feeling. However, if the ceiling is painted a shade of tan or ivory, the color softens the contrast between the walls and the ceiling and brings the right feeling back into the room.

Colored Ceiling Effects

In order to make your ceiling comfortable, you do not have to paint it a solid color. Some of my friends painted a sky scene on the nursery ceiling in their home. They had green carpet, symbolic of grass, trees, flowers and animals on each wall, and a beautiful clear sky with just a few clouds on the ceiling. The effect was amazing. As she grew older, their daughter always loved lying down on her "grass" and watching the "sky." Years of joy came simply because her parents chose to put her ceiling in color.

Ceilings in color are becoming more common as popcorn ceilings are becoming less popular. So next time you decide to redecorate your room, don’t think just about painting the walls, but decide on the best look for your ceiling as well. If you are redoing your bedroom, then you will spend years looking at your ceiling each night when you go to bed, so consider what color you most want to look at as you fall asleep. Choosing a soothing, rather than shocking color, will help you to relax and fall asleep faster. The joys of a colored ceiling are worth the effort and may bring you years of enjoyment.