Are you in the painted ceilings camp, or are you a purest? It seems to me people are either all or nothing on this question. They either LOVE them or HATE them.
This taupe colored ceiling defines the tub area of the bathroom.
Case in point: My decorator friend Beth of “The Lone Rearranger” is a lover of using the fifth room surface to its fullest and paints every ceiling. Each time she came into my last house, the first words out of her mouth, even before hello, were “You’ve gotta paint these ceilings.” She is so convinced that I will love a painted ceiling, that she offers to pay to have someone paint it back to white if I don’t love it.
The soft blue here does look very serene.
A few weeks ago Beth helped me finalize my color selections for our new townhouse. Together, we chose a soft bluish gray for the ceilings – most of them. After she left, I went to Sherwin Williams and had the color mixed for a sample size, and I had the pigment reduced by half and had another sample size mixed. I went back to the townhouse, painted various ceilings with both samples and waited. I wanted to see how they captured the light during different times of the day. After several days of watching and thinking, I came to my conclusion. I didn’t like them. (Sorry Beth!) I agree that the wonderful crown moldings would pop! with color on the ceilings, but I just can’t go there.
You have to admit that the crown molding does pop in this deep blue room, but maybe not in a good way.
Someone is making a statement here.
Without moldings, these ceilings and walls blend together.
However, and this is crazy, there is kitchen inspiration picture that I have been carrying around for over a year, and it has a soft blue ceiling, and I L.O.V.E. it. So, I guess I am not a purest after all because today the paint crew is working in our kitchen, and the new ceiling is going to be (gulp) a very light hint of blue! Our new pennisula/island is a soft bluish gray with a distressed white glaze, and that color combined with the remaining white cabinets will be perfection. Plus, the blue ceiling will look great with Lulubelle, whom I wrote about here.
So, what are you? A lover of painted ceilings or not so much. Leave an answer in the comment form below. We would love to know how you feel about it.
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