Matching Ceiling Paint: Design Do or Don't?

Although we've explored this before here on Apartment Therapy, I'm curious as to what the readers think about painting a ceiling the same color as the walls in a bedroom. I am currently in the process of refurbishing an entire bedroom to make way for my fiance, who will be moving in next year. (I'll be posting before and after photos soon). We've chosen a lovely shade of Martha Stewart's Sharkey Gray for the walls, but would like to paint the ceiling as well. The previous owners did a shoddy job of taping, and there are ugly, avocado green paint overlaps into the ceiling panel. We would like to paint all in one shot and with one shade. So, my question is, how do you feel about painting a bedroom ceiling the same color as the walls? Would you prefer a white or neutral ceiling? Do you feel that the painted ceiling makes the room feel smaller? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Image: Jason Loper

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