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In last week's post about adding color in your kitchen, I suggested adding color to a part of the kitchen that usually doesn't get too much attention — the ceiling. Love the idea? Here are some examples of other rooms with painted ceilings, to get your creative juices flowing.

Above: Pantone's color of the year looks great the tall, detailed ceiling in this beautiful old space. Image by Florian Braun for Freistil Rolf Benz.

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If you abide by the maxim 'more is more,' this pink-ceilinged room will thrill your soul. Because a room this interesting couldn't possibly have a white ceiling, right? Home of musician Shawn Colvin, photographd by Ryann Ford for Austin Monthly Home, via Helen Thompson.

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But just because you're a minimalist doesn't mean this look can't work for you. Here, a red ceiling enlivens a simple room, photographed by Magnus Anesund for Elle Interior.

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What about in a more traditional space? That can work too. I love the sweetly muted pastels in this living room from Veranda.

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Or go one further and paint the ceiling and an adjoining wall. Hus & Hem via Plenty of Colour.

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The above is an example of a great trick for cozifying a space that feels a bit too grand. Painting the ceiling, and the portion of the adjoining walls just below the ceiling, visually lowers the height of a space. This is especially true if you choose to paint the ceiling a darker color. The room pictured above, from Chris & Roger's DIY + Modern Farmhouse, isn't particularly tall, but since it's a bedroom the more intimate feeling is a perfect fit.

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