As a homeowner, you may be interested in learning how to decorate your home most effectively. With color, you can help set the mood and create an inviting atmosphere in any room.
This can be anything from a small accent wall for a bedroom to repainting the entire house. When it comes time to paint the ceilings, we always get questions like, “Should the ceiling be the same color as walls”?
Truthfully, there isn’t one correct answer. It’s all based on preference! That said, you typically see paint ceiling same as walls in traditional-style homes.
However, today we’ll introduce five options available when choosing what color your ceiling and walls be painted – which will hopefully give you enough insight into deciding what will work best for you!
Choosing contrasting colors is always a fun option. This works well in most settings but comes across as “fun” or “happy” in kid’s rooms (which is why you typically see this in nurseries). One example of this would be painting the ceiling blue and the walls orange or yellow.
Painting the ceiling the same color as the walls gives a clean, professional look. It can be a little more challenging to pull off without it looking too dull, so pick one of the bolder shades from your paint swatch and go with that. Works great if you have a lot of windows or natural light coming into your room!
If you have a small room and want to make, it appear bigger, painting one of your walls a bolder color is a great option! Just pick whichever wall has the most going on in it (either the one with the dominant window or door or an accent wall).
For those of you who live in rental properties, painting the ceiling is just not allowed. However, painting your walls to match your ceiling can still help draw attention away from any shortcomings! For instance, if your ceiling is really low, painting walls and ceiling the same color can help make it appear higher.
Of course, you don’t have to paint the ceiling the same color as your walls. It’s always fun to introduce a new shade and change things up! Just be sure that if you don’t want any of the above options, you choose a shade that coordinates nicely with your existing flooring.
Some color combinations you may consider:
a. Minty Green and Aqua:
Minty green is a great color for bedrooms because it’s calming and relaxing. This color can also work well in modern-style living rooms. You can’t go wrong with soft aqua for bathrooms or powder rooms.
b. Mustard Yellow and Navy Blue:
Painting one of your walls mustard-yellow can give a fun, inviting vibe to any room. You can’t lose with navy blue in the bedroom – it’s just classic! If you’re looking for something bright and cheerful, try painting your ceiling this color!
c. Rust Red and Beige:
Rust red can be a great color for dining room walls. It’s classy and sophisticated while still being inviting! Beige is always a good choice for ceilings because it helps all colors pop, making any room feel larger.
d. Dark Green, Chestnut Brown, and Desert Sand Tan:
Dark green is a beautiful, rich color. If you have bay windows or lots of natural light coming into your living room, painting one wall dark green can help draw attention to these features! Light brown is perfect if you’re looking for something warm and inviting. Desert sand tan is an excellent option if you want to make your room feel cozy and inviting!
e. Lavender, Blue, and White:
Lavender is a very romantic color that’s perfect for bedrooms. For those who live in beach-side properties, painting the ceiling lavender can give your living room a romantic vibe. Blue is always a classic option that looks great in just about any room. And white is always a good choice for ceilings because it helps all colors pop and makes rooms feel larger.
Remember, when painting the ceiling the same color as walls, choose colors that work well with your existing flooring. Else, go with different colors. If you’re going to repaint a room, it’s always more affordable to pick a similar color that the previous owner had already painted it. When in doubt, go with white! It works great in just about every room!
What do you think? Do you have any color combinations that you like? Leave us a message or comment and let us know!
Shawn Zimmerman started painting in the summer of 1991, the year before he graduated high school. Shawn decided to pursue his career in the family business and continued to develop his skills in the trade while also developing the necessary skills to manage the business. Shawn enjoys being outdoors, canoeing, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and spending time with family.