Inspiration ~ Ceilings
Make the Most of Your "Fifth Wall"
The 5th wall in your space ~ the ceiling ~ is often an after thought or just automatically done in a traditional flat white or neutral. Neutrals and lighter colors can work well in small spaces to make them feel larger while darker colors on a high ceiling can make the room feel cozier. Lighter colors with a flat finish are great at hiding defects while colors, patterns and sheens can make your ceiling a focal point.
Venetian plaster from the Old Village Design Studio is a great way to bring color and durability to your ceilings. We can create a plaster in a wide palette of colors and in textures ranging from a stucco to a highly polished sheen. It is moisture and mold resistant so it can be used in kitchens and baths, and even outdoors.
The gold color on the recessed part of this coffered ceiling matches the wallcoverings but the continuity is broken up by the white on the beams to give to dramatically bring out the 3 dimensional aspect of the ceiling
Using wood on a ceiling can bring a warm and peaceful feeling to a room. Special finishes such as reactive stains, pickling or bleaching can bring out the grain or give the wood a special glow.
Exposed beams are another classic feature that brings warmth to your room and interest to your ceiling. A custom stain on the beams can really make them stand out.
Crown Mouldings can be used to create an elegant break between the ceiling and walls, especially if the walls and ceiling have the same of similar finish.
A high gloss black from Fine Paints of Europe creates a dramatic break against these classic white walls and ceiling