Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2007:
I started painting my living room. The living room and entry hall have a 23 ft tall ceiling. (approx) Originally I had a wall color and then painted the ceiling two shades lighter. Now I am wanting to paint the ceiling two shades darker than the walls... The walls are Whole Wheat and the ceiling would then be Baguette... My thinking is that the ceiling is so tall this will look ok. It will simply pull the ceiling down some (having a darker color on it) and make the room feel warmer?
Is this a stupid idea? My kitchen which butts up to my LR is painted all one color (ceiling and walls are same color...) Maybe I should just paint my ceiling the same color as my walls in my LR??
I did paint one accent wall in the Living room the baguette color and the other 3 walls are whole wheat. ugh I have the hardest time coming up with a plan for this room. there is too much wall and ceiling. blech. I actually had a painter come overr last week to give me a price on painting it for me and he looked at how tall it is and said he wouldn't do it. So I thin I am just going to rent scaffolding and do it myself. lol Cheaper that way anyway.
I'm painting right now, and all the research I've done says to paint the ceiling a lighter shade to make it seem more open, and a darker shade to draw the room in. Have fun with it, and BE CAREFUL!!
Thanks Crystal! I am worried about painting it darker. I am scared it might be too dark. The room is not big at all. In fact my living room is quite small. It just has this ridiculously high ceiling...hmm...I'll think on it another day or to. I think I'll probably chicken out and just paint it lighter than the walls.
Light-color ceilings will attract attention, but dark-color ceilings will direct the eye back to head level, allowing the focus to be on the walls, furnishings and accessories in a room.
I'm certainly not that knowledgable about painting and decorating but my mental image of the darker ceiling is my preference. It seems like it would bring the proportions of the room into a better ratio. Maybe we can see pictures when you are done? Pretty please??