How To Make Best Painted Ceiling Ideas

Did your favorite room lose its va-va-voom? We suggest looking up. If all you see is a dull paint color than perhaps it is time to show your fifth wall a little love. 

A stately shade of gray makes a lofty impression in this contemporary dining room by Martha O’Hara Interiors based in Austin, Texas. The color of the ceiling matches the large scrolling leaf wallpaper by Graham and Brown. 

Here is a trick for making a standard eight-foot ceiling feel a mile high. When remodeling this small living room, the residential interior designers at Chicago based Mitchell Channon Design paired dark gray paint with lighter color wallpaper to create a high ceiling effect. The winning combination made the room feel much bigger without raising the roof.

Take your white kitchen to the next level with this bright idea by Tara Seawright Interior Design based in New York City. The design team warmed things up with a cheerful lemon yellow ceiling. 

Lend a little architectural interest to your ceiling with a faux stone paint treatment. A, for instance, is the fifth wall in this contemporary dining room by interior design firm RLH Studio located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

We love retro white kitchens like this one by California based, Charmean Neithart Interiors for their enduring style. To add a little room brightening interest the bead board ceiling was painted a soothing shade of pale blue.

New England Design Elements located in Londonderry, New Hampshire created this Scandinavian inspired living room filled with neutral décor and natural elements. Counterbalancing the white walls is the bead board ceiling painted a shade called Vardo by Farrow and Ball.

Top off a child’s room with a circus tent inspired ceiling. The main attraction in this space is by Lizette Marie Interior Design located in San Francisco, California. 

A window in a home’s hallway landing was turned into a cheerful book nook for kids thanks to a colorful paint job. Smith and Vansant Architects designed the space. The purple walls lend a magical vibe. The yellow ceiling keeping things upbeat. 

Combined with the stunning, white wall trim, a fresh and airy shade of gray enlivens the ceiling in this bedroom by Martha O’Hara Interiors located in Austin, Texas. We love this particular paint color called Horizon by Benjamin Moore because it’s not too dark or light.

Add shine and glitz to any space with a glossy white ceiling, which will reflect light like crazy. In this stylish living room seen on Havenly, Tissue Pink walls and a Chantilly Lace ceiling (both paint colors by Benjamin Moore) provide the perfect backdrop for dark furnishings.

Dress up ceiling beams with paint. In this boho-inspired bedroom spotted on Homepolish, a matte white and hunter green ceiling adds visual depth.

In most homes, a boring neutral shade is the default ceiling color — and we think that is a missed decorating opportunity. Why? Just like your four walls, the right paint color above can transform the look and feel of a space. To drive our point home, we gathered our favorite statement ceilings to show how a couple of coats of paint can take any room in your home to new stylish heights. Spoiler alert — when done right even white can be an exciting ceiling color.


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