What Color Should You Paint a Ceiling?

May 10, 2022

Picture of a kitchen with a recently painted ceiling.If you’re planning to repaint a room in your house, you’ve probably given a lot of thought to the color of the walls. But what about your ceiling? For years, homeowners were hesitant to stray from traditional white ceilings. But while white is still an excellent option—it offers a clean, refreshing appearance, reflects light, and makes the walls the center of attention—there are various other options available to you. Consider the following:

  • A color lighter than your walls – Light ceilings tend to make the walls in a room feel higher, so they’re a great choice for smaller spaces. Before applying any color to your ceiling, though, you’ll want to make sure that the surface is as smooth as possible, since colors can draw attention to any imperfections.
  • A color darker than your walls – Dark colors can make a ceiling seem lower, and when done in the right way, that can evoke feelings of coziness and intimacy rather than claustrophobia. If you opt for a darker shade, you may want to consider using a glossier paint to help reflect light and make the space appear brighter.
  • The same color as your walls – This is often a smart option for rooms with sloped ceilings, where it’s not clear exactly where the walls stop and the ceiling begins.

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