Monday, May 10, 2010

Color is Good

How many of you were taught that ceilings were always suppose to be painted white?  I was one of these people.  Any time I saw color on the ceilings, it made me cringe.  I feared it.  Well, last weekend, I thought outside the box. 

In our 60+ year old home, we have some of the most gorgeous ceilings!  Just take a look for yourself.

The dining room


The living room

Where most ceilings curve, ours has one more detail, of a square in the middle that drops down about a 1/4-1/2 inch.  When I first moved in 3 1/2 years ago, I painted the coffee color on the walls and white ceilings.  I loved the color and contrast, but the rooms felt like they were missing something.  Then it dawned on me.


Yep!  I added a little color to the curve.  Vanilla Delight by Behr, to be exact.  Just a small change.


It was just what the doctor ordered!  Instantly, the ceiling detail was shown off and the room felt taller. 

But I did not stop there!


I had also extended the coffee color into the entry way, when I moved in.  It was ok, but dark.

 We found that we were using the over head light, during the day!

So, Vanilla Delight was spread into this space as well.



Now the space feels open and less dark and cramped.

Now, I see the potential color can have on ceilings.  As Martha would say, "It's a good thing."

17 comments:

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Looks wonderful! I love that you can see the detail around the ceiling now! The colors work so well together! And the hallway looks great - much brighter!

Kristi W @ Life at the Chateau Whitman said...

I love it!

Jenny said...

Wow, the ceilings look great! Love the color!

Scientific Housewife said...

The ceilings are awesome and I love the color!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I seriously love the curve. And, I have to admit, I'm not usually for colors on ceiling, I'm a bit of a traditionalist that way. But, I LOVE how you did this. Classic and fun!

Oonafey said...

Yum! It looks like ice cream. It's great, way to think outside the box!

MeredithDuck said...

Hi! I just came across your blog. I live in Oak Park - just around the corner. I love all of your home improvement ideas - I may be stealing some for our 1950's bungalow!

Mrs. Chic said...

I need your cielings in my house!! to die for!! I love when you find a paint color thats pergect for lots of spaces in your house!! I call them my go to colors!

ps, make sure you stop by my blog, I have a giveaway!

Kim at Yellow Brick Home said...

Love the ceilings, beautiful! As much as we all know this, it still amazes me to no end when I see how much color can change a space.

Great job!

elizabeth said...

Love the new color in the entry way
and your ceilings are cool
great job painting

The Thriftress said...

I really like the color in the curve of the ceiling. It makes the white pop!
Sarah

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I'm so jealous of your ceilings! The paint was a great way to show those babies off... great job :)!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

I love that color on your ceiling and in the entry way! So pretty!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

You did good! I love those ceilings.

LizzieBeth said...

those ceilings are to DIE for!!

LB

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Genius! A nice way to transition from the wall to the ceilings and show off those "curves." :) Coffee and Vanilla Bean... yummy paint choices, too!

Eva @ the nerdy nest said...

What beautiful cielings! I love the curve and the vanilla color just highlights it perfectly.. so pretty!