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Three Tips For Painting Rooms With High Ceilings

4 Tips For Painting A Ceiling

If you want to give your personal space a new look, painting a room is cost-effective and efficient. However, the task can seem daunting when it comes to rooms with high ceilings. In such cases, hiring a professional painting contractor with the expertise and equipment required to handle the job is best. To help you decide on the color scheme for your high-ceilinged room, we have listed some ideas that you can consider.

Expand Your Colors

When making a space appear larger, opting for light colors, mainly white, is one of the most effective ways. If you’re concerned about the room feeling too cool or chilly, consider using warmer off-whites and creams instead of stark white. To enhance the spaciousness, paint the ceiling lighter than the walls by a few shades. Even a slight difference of just two shades will create an illusion of more space without being too noticeable.

Draw In Colors

Did you know that the color of your room’s walls and ceiling can affect the perceived size of the space? Lighter-colored ceilings and slightly darker walls can create an illusion of more space, while the opposite can make the room feel smaller. This trick even works for high, vaulted ceilings. If you want to lower the ceiling visually, consider using a ceiling color two or more shades darker than the color of the walls. The more significant the color difference, the more dramatic the effect will be. Additionally, warm and deep shades can make a room feel more comfortable.

Use Accents To Enhance The Mood 

If you’re looking for a way to add a theatrical touch to your room without making it feel too dark or oppressive, consider leaving the walls a neutral light color while painting the ceiling a dramatic, dark tone. This technique works particularly well in rooms with high ceilings, as it can create a stunning visual effect. However, it’s important to note that this approach may be too intense for standard ceiling heights.


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