Ceiling Paint Tips For Your Toronto Home

February 28, 2020
ceiling paint colours

Painting your walls is a fantastic way to immediately spruce up the look and feel of your home while giving its style a boost. Whether you’re planning to sell your home some time soon or are just looking to revamp your space on a dime, painting can bring you the best bang for your buck in terms of the overall effect you can achieve with minimal money and work.

But what about your ceilings? Should you stop short of the junction between the walls and ceilings when you’re painting your home’s interior? Painting your ceiling a colour besides white may be a great way to add visual appeal to your home. It’s also a great way to add some drama.

If you’re looking to do something a little different to your home’s interior, here are some colour tips for your ceiling when you’re ready for your next DIY project.

Dark Colours

Colours like black, navy blue, or charcoal grey are fabulous tones to choose to add some serious drama and elegance to a space. If you’re blessed to have high ceilings and a lot of natural light, you can definitely get away with colours that are on the dark side, as they tend to make ceilings feel lower, thus creating a more intimate feel.

To make this work, it’s best if your walls are a lighter colour to create some contrast and not close the space in. Contrasting furniture and light fixtures can also help.

Vibrant Colours

On the other end of the spectrum are bright and bold tones, like bright blue, yellow, or green. These types of colours certainly add some visual interest to a space, especially if the remainder of the room is largely neutral. These colours work best in spaces like bathrooms, bedrooms, and rec rooms, particularly when the furnishings and finishes are monochromatic.

Matching Wall and Ceiling Colours

Depending on the size of the space, the type of room, and the choice of paint colour, you may be able to get away with painting your ceilings the same colour as your walls. Doing so properly can create a serene atmosphere that allows the colour to really be felt in the room.

Keep in mind that this approach can make a room feel smaller than it actually is, so be sure to choose a colour that is more muted. In larger spaces, be mindful of the furniture and accessories you use, as they will definitely stand out against a monochromatic backdrop.

Need More Painting Ideas?

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