When browsing through interior design ideas you are probably drawn to paint color options, flooring ideas, and furniture placement. But when it comes to painting a room, there is more to design than just painting the walls. Take a look up at the ceiling and see what designers call the “5th wall.” A room is not really complete until all five walls are covered in interior paint colors. Ceiling white is certainly still acceptable, but many homeowners are choosing ceiling paint colors that really stand out.
Here are a few innovative ideas to consider:
Painting ceilings white has been the most common paint color in homes for many years. If you are painting the walls a particular color and want the ceiling to remain white, it won’t hurt to freshen it up with a new coat of white paint. Paint companies have many shades of white to choose from and many that are intended just for ceilings. White is especially appealing for a room with bold colors and textures elsewhere.
If you consider the ceiling to be the fifth wall, then it can serve as the accent wall in a room. A sunlit living room with white or cream walls will feel open and inviting. But to give the room a pop of color, paint your ceiling a bold shade. Find color inspiration from other decor in the room. Maybe you have accent pillows with pops of green or blue. Take those pillows with you to the paint store and find just the right color for your ceiling.
Take this design idea one step further by painting your walls white but your trim and ceiling the same color, perhaps a dark gray. This is unexpected and will look glamorous in almost any room.
If you are interested in painting all five walls in your room new colors, there are simple ways to find the most complementary colors. Consider painting four walls one color and lightening that color several shades for the ceiling. Your room will still feel large and open but the painted ceiling will add the finishing touch.
Many designers paint the walls one color while painting the ceiling something totally different. This is a fun design idea, but one that should be considered with great care. Be sure that you won’t tire easily of the colors you select.
Rooms can be totally transformed by ceiling paint, especially when the ceiling acts as a canvas. Painting a pattern, like chevron stripes, can add movement to any room. Choose a pattern that is reflected elsewhere in the room to create a cohesive but artistic mood.
Stepping out of the box with your ceilings can completely transform any room in your home. Bluenote Painting understands that your home is one of your largest investments. When your Portland, Oregon home is ready to be painted, our house painters are here to get the job done in a timely and professional manner.