Painting Your Ceiling? Here Are Some Alternatives To White

When it comes to planning a home interior decorating project, the vast majority of people spend all of their time - and money - on choosing the perfect colors for the wall, doors, woodwork, and floor, but fail to think about the ceiling.

You might not think the color of the ceiling is that big a deal. Who spends their time looking up at it? You would be surprised at how much of an impact the color of the ceiling can make. Most people opt for white paint for their ceiling. It is cheap, it is bright and clean and it goes with every other aspect of your decor.

However, times are changing, and with that, so are ceilings. Don’t want a white ceiling? Don’t have one! There is a whole kaleidoscope of color out there as an alternative to the traditional white, and they won’t make your room look dark and drab. Let’s take a look at some of the options available to you.

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Ok, we admit, it is not the first color that comes to mind when you are thinking about the ceiling, but hear us out. It is fun and it is vibrant, and on an evening, with light bouncing off it, it will cast a beautiful, rich glow. Red works well with neutral colors, giving a pop of color and personality to a room.


If you think about it, blue should be a natural choice for a ceiling color. It is part of a growing trend to bring the outside indoors and to be at one with nature. Whether you go for light blue for a bright and airy look or navy for a dramatic and classical look, blue is a color that definitely should not be discounted.


Gray became a popular choice for interiors a few years ago, and the trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. That’s because it is a neutral choice of color that goes with almost every other, making it incredibly versatile. It is more interesting than white, but it is not too out there, either!


When it comes to drama and chic, black ticks all of the boxes. Once reserved for goths, black is now the ultimate in sophistication. It is especially striking when paired with bright white walls for an incredibly stylish monochrome look, or with hot pink or orange walls when you really want to make a statement.

Stick to white

Of course, even with all of these colors to choose from, you still may want to paint your ceiling white. It has been considered a fail-safe choice for decades and that is because you can always count on a fresh coat of bright white paint to cover stains and brighten up a room. It also a safe choice if you have lots of other colors going on in the room.

Deciding on the right paint color for your ceiling is just the beginning of your interior paint project. Once you have taken the time to choose the best color and painting technique for your ceiling, you want to make sure it is done properly. Give us a call today.

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