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."