There's no about it, deep colors done right have an arresting impact. Still, I never viewed them as flattering ceiling hues until I stepped foot in Supon's serene guest room
. Instead of weighing down the room as I expected, the dark color added depth and increased the sense of restfulness. Check out these other inspiring examples.• 1., 2.
Supon's guestroom is at once both vibrant and peaceful— the unlikely combination reigning throughout Supon's incredible home
. The deep gray blue of the ceiling, extended down a few inches onto the wall, casts a blanket of restful color on the room and compliments the heavier pieces without competing for attention. It also allows more colorful accent pieces to jump out from the fresh white walls.
Mark and Louella Tuckey's house, featured in Australia's Inside Out
magazine this summer is one of the most beautiful homes I've seen. The black ceiling add just enough contrast to add interest without detracting from the overall feeling of clean spaciousness.
No Doubt, you've seen Sara Story's lovely Gramercy Park dining space, but it was too beautiful not to include. The bold, feminine ceiling is the perfect compliment to the graphic, but subtle tone on tone painted floor. It also anchors the long, narrowish space without overwhelming it.
Given their function as pass-throughs and their small footprint, hallways are the perfect places to experiment with bold color, finishes, and patterns. Things that you normally think may give you a headache — but that you love the idea of— might be awesome in a hallway because you can add drama and interest without having to worry about it overpowering a whole room.
(Images: 1, 2: Leah Moss of Supon's Kalorama Oasis, 3: Prue Ruscoe for Inside Out, 4: Sara Story, 5: via ehow)