It’s no wonder to call ceiling as a fifth wall of the room—ceiling is probably the largest expanse of interrupted space in a room. Adding just a little color to any room in your home can be a small step towards BIG decorative improvements. Color has the ability to create the illusion that a room is either bigger, smaller than it is in reality. What a powerful tool!
Whether potent or subtle, a dose color can alter the geometry of a room, changing the feeling of the space as it tricks eye. Colorful ceiling aren’t new, points out Nan Kornfeld—an architectural color specialist in San Francisco—said that In Victorian homes, ceilings often varied from room to room. Back then, colorful ceilings played off the saturated patterns on oriental carpets and woods furniture.
Before you add any color to rooms in your home, it’s important to determine what exactly you are trying to achieve and for what audience. You’re going to want to take into account your social experiences, especially if you enjoy hosting many guests at one time on a regular basis. Similarly, it’s important to factor children or teenagers into the equation because these age groups usually call for décor with a bit more durability and vibrancy. Applying a contrasting color to the ceiling can dramatically alter your perception of the space and take a cue from your favorite textiles and decorative accessories.
Funny enough, the same rules apply when you are looking to pick paint colors for your ceiling. While it might not be the first paintable space that comes to mind, painting your ceiling can give any room an entirely new dimension and overall feel.
The following are a few things to consider when you’re getting ready to paint high above your head in the home:
Light vs. Dark Ceilings- as a general rule, ceilings are lighter than the walls feel higher, while those that are darker feel lower. “Lower” need not mean claustrophobic. The lowered ceiling visually can evoke cozy intimacy. While you’re ultimately free to paint your ceiling any hue or tone you want, it’s beneficial to consider the surrounding room, before you actually apply the paint. Going back to the illusion factor, if you are looking to paint a rather large ceiling that covers a room that already has darker walls, then using a light tone can actually make the ceiling appear higher, giving the room a large expansive feel.
Pint Finish-Ceiling paint is usually flat, but eggshell or satin finish paint offers just a hint of reflectives sheen—so you using darker color. Don’t worry—Because of the floor to ceiling distance, a darker ceiling in a light room won’t necessarily take away from the illusion of space, but might become a visual centerpiece that’s bold and beautiful. That being said, a ceiling painted in a dark or bold color should definitely be applied to ceilings that are higher than 8-feet tall. A dark ceiling that’s also low can be a heavy interior choice that you may want to avoid.
Hand-painted stripes or colorful ceiling for kids could emphasize the vertical dimension. If you want to create a sense of snug retreat, chose muted or darker colors. Or let your furnishings and accessories provide color in white, light-reflecting space. When it comes to fancying up a room for children, it’s easy to get excited in the creative possibilities.
When you’re putting that genius to good use, don’t forget that the ceiling is an open canvas for fun ideas with paint. This is an opportunity to have fun painting in a place kids definitely won’t be able to reach or color on—but they’ll absolutely enjoy looking at! Painting a kid’s ceiling is an exercise in dimension and color. Try adding two-toned stripes in pastels to keep the space open, but add a youthful flair.
Ceiling Color Designs is a free software application from the Food & Drink subcategory, part of the Home & Hobby category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2015-11-18. The program can be installed on Android.
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