Sunday, January 29, 2012

Painted Ceilings

If my husband would let me... I'd love to paint a ceiling in our house. The outlook is cloudy, maybe when we live in an actual house instead of a condo. Until then, I don't think I'll even ask. So that gives me plenty of time to accumulate inspiration for my would-be-ceiling.

I'm not a fan of the chandelier (I believe chandeliers should be fancy and never understated) - but I love the brave use of darkness on this black painted ceiling, especially juxtaposed against the white ceiling pendant. Image via Design Sponge.
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And I'm all about a conversation piece - the process of getting that ceiling painted would be a whole conversation alone, I'm sure. I think I would need to look up some youtube tutorials first.


Glossy and bright, this yellow painted ceiling is sunny yet mellow and brings balance to the checkerboard floor. Image via Colordesign.net. Pin It

There's something about the ceiling that is sort of fair game, anything goes, out of the box and literally off the walls that gives you free reign to try something new.

This coved ceiling is interesting on its own, and the painted stripes call your attention to it.  I love how they are in a sun ray shape instead of the usual basic stripe. Image via Arie Burgos Design.
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I love how a painted ceiling adds such an impactful interest to a room. It draws the eye up.Your room can be completely void of color and then POP, the ceiling transforms the entire feeling of a room with a bold pattern or fun color that you may not necessarily be brave enough to paint on your walls.

A purple painted ceiling is a bold choice, but the understated colors in the furniture and cabinets, including the neutral shade of the patterned painted floor create an almost silenced feel to this room. Image via Update Dallas.
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And lastly, I LOVE the idea of wallpapered ceilings. A simple application for a huge effect, and we all know that wallpaper is trending like crazy (and has been for so long I really shouldn't call it a trend).

Perfect for a children's room, this wallpapered ceiling is whimsical and fun. Image via Osborne and Little.
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So what do you think? Are you brave enough to put that roller up to the sky? Watch your eyes for dripping paint!



42 comments:

  1. As much as I don't want to admit it, but I love it. One day dear... one day...

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  2. I agree with you completely. Perhaps one day I'll be able to paint as well. I love the ceilings that you picked out.

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  3. I'm loving the painted ceilings - especially the black and purple options! Someday - when we aren't keeping our house "neutral" for potential buyers!

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    1. Aren't they fun?!? It must be so hard keeping everything neutral! I'm sure it will be worth all the suffering once your house is sold ;)

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  4. Well, we just bought a fixer that hasn't been touched since 1966 - when it was built. I love this idea!

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    1. Now THAT is a fun challenge! I can't wait to read about how it turns out!

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  5. Hi! I think I found your site looking for green tufted headboards...I think! But I love the idea of a painted ceiling - all ours are white but I'm definitely scared to do it. Maybe some day when I get a grasp on the style of the rest of our house!

    Love you blog so far! It's full of great pictures/ideas!

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    1. Thanks, Crystal! I'm glad you found your way to my blog - if you get the courage to, I'd love to see what you do with your ceilings!

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