Black Ceilings: Do or Don't?

Black Ceilings: Do or Don't?

Nancy Mitchell
Oct 27, 2014
(Image credit: Est Magazine)

Black tends to be a bit of a polarizing color for interiors: we've written about black walls, black kitchens, black bedrooms, and each time the response is either love or hate. But what about... black on the ceiling?

You may think 'cave', but I see 'nice and cozy'. I think this works best in rooms with taller ceilings, so you don't get a 'sky is falling' kind of feel... but take a look at the images below, and then judge for yourself.

Above: a black ceiling tops off a black and white room from Est Magazine.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

The Sydney home of Mark Tuckey, spotted on Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Lindsey Kay Averill)

A black coffered ceiling in The Adkins' Evolving Townhouse.

(Image credit: Yatzer)

This kitchen is from a stylish hostel spotted on Yatzer.

(Image credit: 47 Park Avenue)

I think this is the perfect application for a black ceiling — a tall, light-colored room that could use a little coziness. Most of the rooms above are black and white, but I think the color gives this one a little extra something. From 47 Park Avenue.

(Image credit: Nuevo Estilo)

Why not try a black ceiling in a hallway? From Nuevo Estilo.

(Image credit: Coco Lapine)

And finally, in this space from Coco Lapine, a black ceiling adds a little coziness and texture to a tall space.

What do you think: would you consider trying this at home? Black ceilings: yea or nay?

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