Inspiration: Ceiling Color We Like

Inspiration: Ceiling Color We Like

Regina Yunghans
Oct 7, 2009

We've seen color on the ceiling before here at Apartment Therapy, but it's something we rarely see in the actual homes we visit. Why is that?...

Is it about white reflecting a light canopy overhead? Is the difficulty of painting the ceiling tempered with neutral and white colors so repainting doesn't have to be done as often as the rest of the room? Or is the ceiling simply forgotten in our perception of spaces?

Are your ceilings white? Was it a conscious decision or a no-brainer?

Our ceilings are all white. Our reason is that a ceiling color reads, to us, as a heavy object looming overhead. White simply floats. Some colored ceilings we like are pictured here: we think we like these because, in some instances, the ceilings are either the same color as the walls or, in other instances, the color is light enough to act like white. We can also handle color on ceilings when paired with exposed beams. This is probably because the beams are visible and obviously carrying the perceived weight of the colored ceiling.

Images: 1: House Beautiful, 2: the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, via Katiedid, 3: Philip's Perfect Colors via Alicia B. Designs, 4: Decor Pad, 5: Francois Dischinger/Domino via Apartment Therapy

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