Are colors a new trend for ceilings?
It's a common misconception that ceilings have to be white in order to make your room appear larger. However, when used correctly, bold hues can actually expand a room and make a space come to life.
"While there's no doubt a white ceiling will brighten a room, certain ceiling colors can actually make a room appear more expansive," reports Houzz.com. "The key to using a bold or dark color on the ceiling without the space becoming cave-like is to make sure you have adequate lighting or limit the adjacent wall colors to white or another light hue."
Think out-of-the-box and try these tips on how to paint your ceiling a bold color.
- Be blue: If you are not ready to take the plunge into bright colors, try a shade of blue on your bedroom ceiling. This color will ease you into the trend while soothing your into sleep at night. Painting a room this hue will give your ceiling the illusion of a sky.
- Extend color down: Adding a strip of color on the wall beneath the ceiling will bring your room together and make a taller room feel more complete.
- Let light in: Rooms with an abundance of windows, such as sunrooms, will allow you to play around with hues more easily. Natural light, in addition to a colorful ceiling, can strategically brighten up any area.
- Match your ceiling with your accessories: Matching your ceiling color with the accent color in your throw pillows or curtains will create visual harmony. Try correlating your ceiling to the color of your Bazaar's custom curtains and drapes!