I’ve mentioned before there are a few decorating ideas I’ll definitely be repeating from our old house — and a few I won’t. I’ve always known this project would show up here! I’ve been planning it on a smaller scale to start.
Many years ago I fell in love with painting the “fifth wall” — the ceiling. If you go dark it creates drama and if you go light it makes the room feel more open. Light blue in particular makes a room feel taller.
I really love it against white crown molding as you can see in these rooms from our last house:
- If you can use a thicker nap roller it will make for quicker work. I used a 3/8 inch and it was fine, but the thicker the better (if you have any kind of texture on your ceiling).
- Typically ceilings are painted in a flat paint, but it just depends on your preference. Flat minimizes any imperfections and sheen highlights texture or issues. But some LOVE a shiny ceiling so it’s up to you!
- If you’re painting a larger room I recommend using a pole on your roller and this roller cover (affiliate) is awesome — it prevents the paint from getting all over the room.
- I don’t always think that a dark ceiling makes a room feel smaller, but it will create much more contrast, which can be jarring. It will definitely become a focal point — it just depends on what you want for the space!
- Our ceilings are nine feet in this room but I’ve painted eight foot ceilings in lighter colors.