i’ve painted plenty of rooms in my day. even in grade school and high school i painted my bedroom twice. first white with dark green sponge on top (what was I thinking?) then a really perfect light green. anyway, i love painting. i love how paint can transform a space instantly. it can make a house feel like a home.

i’ve always followed the standard of painting. color on the walls, white ceiling paint above. but last week I kept stumbling across these images of color on the ceiling and i’ve been really intrigued. (almost obsessed, especially by the last two images)

image from design*sponge

it’s just … different … unexpected … dramatic! although a black ceiling is quite … different… with the white walls (which are very tell) it works perfectly.

image from house beautiful

and come on! how could you not be happy in this kitchen? the blue walls are so cheery with crisp white crown molding and the barely lighter shade of blue on the ceiling. amazing.

image from sarah story design

and talk about drama. this purple ceiling is super cool! and see how they tied things together with the artwork in the background (the woman in the purple dress). so smart.

and my favorite…. this what what started my mini obsession with color on the ceiling. this is just the perfect mix of contemporary meets traditional. i’m really, really in love with this.

once i wrestle up the funds this will be the plan for the master bedroom here at the inn. Although I will need to change things up a bit as the adjoining bathroom has tan tile. maybe I can make the grey stripe a little more tan? i just don’t know. more research i suppose.

images from pugs not drugs

i think the one important detail is to incorporate that ceiling color into your room as well. see how the curtains and pillows just make everything work? very important.

don’t you just LOVE it? ahh.

Inspired By Charm Paint Colors
Comments

  • yogaewok at

    my bedroom ceiling is dark red- as is one wall and all the walls down as far as the picture rail (its victorian) and it reall lowers the height and makes it cosy ;0)

  • Rachel BLack at

    Hey There Michael! Just stopping by to stalk out your blog as promised! Love it!!!

    -Rachel

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