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Ceiling Painting Tips: What kind of Colors can you choose for your Ceiling?

When it comes to painting our walls, there are a plethora of shades to choose from. However, when it comes to painting our ceilings, it seems like we have a rather limited range of color options, and we usually end up settling for the default favourites: white and off-white. However, always having to choose from among the same two shades can be quite boring and we often wonder if, like our walls, our ceilings too could be painted with more attractive and exciting hues. The good news, home decorators, is that they can! Yes, no more do you need to settle for that bland and boring white, for you can even go as far as choosing a vibrant red for your ceiling!

Here are a couple of well-painted ceilings, followed by insightful pointers to help you choose an interesting colour for your ceiling.

Bright ceilings:

design homes

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When we think about ceilings, most of us won’t be comfortable seeing colours like yellow and green up there. However, these perky colours can actually liven up your room, especially areas like the kitchen or your child’s play room. If you’re choosing a bright shade for your ceiling, paint your walls in muted hues, like white or cream.

Dark ceilings:


Image courtesy: decorpad


Image courtesy: decoist

This is a tricky one, because, dark ceilings can make your room look dingy and cramped. Hence, opt for this option only if you have large rooms with high ceilings. Also, if you have coffered,vaulted, planked or other types of multi-angled ceilings, you can safely paint your ceilings with a dark paint color. However, color the rest of your walls in a subtle shade.

Ceiling same colour as the walls:

Blasing Living Room - After

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Image courtesy: juxtapost

This is a smart painting technique to try out if you have high-ceilinged rooms. Sometimes, sky-high ceilings can make a room feel too big and empty. To give your rooms a cosier feel, paint your ceiling the same shade as your walls. Opt for darker hues if you have very spacious rooms as they give the room a rich, full ambiance.

Ceiling slightly lighter or darker than the walls:


Image courtesy: gardenweb


Image courtesy: houzz

This is another interesting ceiling paint technique to try out. It adds depth and dimension to a room while still maintaining a sense of continuity. If you have a small room and want to create a roomier, airier feel indoors, paint the ceiling a shade that is a couple of shades lighter than your wall color. If you want to create a cosier ambiance, go for a shade that is a couple of shades darker than your existing wall colour.

British Paints offers durable, superior quality interior emulsions for your home. They come in a range of shades and finishes, allowing you to create the perfect welcoming ambience indoors.

Finished ceilings:


Image courtesy: findamuralist


Image courtesy: diannalynnedesign

Wish to add a hint of drama to your room? Give your ceiling a textured finish. A textured ceiling can infuse your interiors with a rich, classy ambience. Opt for darker finishes if you want a cosier feel and lighter finishes for an elegant, refined atmosphere. The best part about giving your ceilings a textured finish is that you don’t have to worry about stains and nicks, so go all out and try something really glamorous!


One comment on “Ceiling Painting Tips: What kind of Colors can you choose for your Ceiling?

  1. dilipbariya388
    January 30, 2015

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