If you’re like many modern homeowners, you’ve put significant thought, time, and energy into creating a comfortable and attractive ambiance in your indoor living space. At the same time, you may feel that something is missing but can’t quite put your finger on it. If this describes your situation, you should take a good look at your ceiling to ensure that you aren’t making the common mistake of treating it like an afterthought when it comes to interior design. It is not at all unusual for homeowners to completely omit ceilings from the big picture, but this is a huge mistake. Following are just three of the many reasons why you should paint your ceilings.
To Open Up a Small Room
Painting a ceiling in a dark color helps open the room up and make it feel larger. The reason this works is that dark colors provide the illusion that ceilings are much higher than they actually are. Black, Navy blue, and dark green are all excellent choices for ceilings in small rooms. This design strategy is especially appropriate when low ceilings are a part of the picture.
To Provide an Elegant Finishing Touch
As mentioned earlier, plain ceilings often make a room feel unfinished, and a painted ceiling can provide that extra layer of polish that makes a room look and feel truly elegant. Don’t be afraid to get creative by using patterns or other bold design statements as long as they provide a complementary effect. For instance, you could paint your ceiling in a striped pattern that reflects the colors of your wall and the trim around the door and windows.
To Provide a Sense of Continuity
Failing to incorporate ceilings into the overall design scheme typically results in a disjointed, visually uncomfortable appearance. One of the most traditional ways to pull a room together is to provide a border in a darker color than their walls and paint the ceiling several shades lighter. This works well in rooms that have fairly high ceilings.
Please feel free to contact your Rhode Island painting contractor for more ideas about how painting your ceiling can provide the missing design element that your interior living space has been lacking.
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