A crisp, plain white ceiling is a traditional look in most homes. Many homeowners opt for this clean look because it makes a room feel well-polished. But what if I told you that such a style, is not always the best option for a space? Consider adding some personality to your ceiling by incorporating one of these stunning effects.
1.Use A Darker Hue on the Ceiling
Want to make a room feel more intimate? Try using a darker color on the ceiling then what is used on the walls. This trick visually brings the ceiling down, creating a closed off feeling that is ideal for areas like the bedroom or living room where you want to create a comfortable and intimate ambiance.
A soft grey or a light cool blue are great colors to use on the ceiling since they do not attract a lot of attention but still gives off the vibe you are looking to add. These hues will make the room feel serene and sophisticated.
2. Matching Walls and Ceilings
Another trick is to use the same color on the walls and ceilings for a subtly dramatic look. This can make a big statement if you are using a vibrant color on your walls. The lack of contrast allows for the ceiling to seamlessly blend in with the background. Such a scheme works best if you are using soft shades like pale pink, water blue or butter yellow. Do not be afraid to experiment with other soft hues and pastels.
3. Wood Paneled Ceiling
We are used to seeing wood planks on the floor but can you imagine them being installed on your ceiling? Wood paneled ceilings are often associated with a rustic or cottage style decor theme, but this look can actually work with any design style. Using wood planks on your ceiling adds texture, depth, and richness in a way that any solid color cannot.
Thin strips of molding, when used on the ceiling, will add a sense of sophistication without being overwhelming to a space. Molding is one of the most traditional ways you can dress up a ceiling without taking away from the room’s overall design. It is subtle and ideal for a classic or formally designed space.
We hope you enjoyed these tips and tricks for taking your ceiling to new heights. Be sure to check back weekly at Levis4Floors for expert tips, tricks, and design rules.