Do we still need white ceilings?

Does the ceiling really need to be white? No, it doesn’t!

I don’t know about you but I’m seeing less white and more color on the ceilings these days. I’m not just talking about accent colors for the tray or decorative ceilings in the master bedroom or dining room either – and I love it!!!!

Virginia DeRoches of Artful Interior Finishing is currently working on a beach house makeover and she’s choosing to paint right over the ceiling. Why you ask? Do I dare say “why not?”


photo credit: Artful Interior Finishing

Yes, it’s that simple. Why not.

Of course there are several reasons why I personally love painting right over the ceiling with color.  I was published in STIR Magazine talking about color for small spaces,  I spoke about just that.

Here are a few reasons why you CAN and should think about using color on your ceiling.

  • If you have a small space such a guest bath or small bedroom, painting the room one color, and that includes the ceiling, will give the room the illusion of being a larger space.
  • One color, less contrast. When you have a white ceiling, there is contrast between the white ceiling and the wall color. This breaks up the room or “chops” it giving it the feel of a much smaller space.
  • It’s just easier to paint! No cutting in.
  • For me, color is way better than just white.
  • Who said ceilings have to be white anyway?

Look how nice this room looks with the ceiling the same color as the walls. I’m looking forward to seeing how this coastal room plays out.

About Donna Frasca

I am an energy that has found a new vibration and frequency. Through many years of writing, learning, and experiencing, I've found comfort in trusting in myself and in Spirit.
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8 Responses to Do we still need white ceilings?

  1. I love ceilings that are painted! However, I must admit hate painting ceilings myself. It’s just tough on my shoulders. Maybe I’m not doing it the right way… 🙂

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Oh I agree! Thank goodness we have access to people who love to paint. I can’t imagine what my back and shoulders would feel like after painting a ceiling. I’d rather just choose color 🙂

  2. Great tip! In a small space the less contrast the better. Your eyes don’t see a visual break which gives the room the illusion of being bigger. You can also use a color that’s 50% lighter than the walls for a subtle difference.

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