photo of vaulted ceiling in great room painted peach
The peach color on the vaulted ceiling and columns is a soft contrast with the with the white crown mouldings
photo of vaulted ceiling in great room painted peach

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.

Here's a few ideas....

Venetian Plaster

photo of tray ceiling with terra cotta venetian plaster
Venetian plaster is a great way to bring color to your ceilings. Available 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.

Contrasts

photo of coffered ceiling with white beams, yellow recesses and chandelier hanging from middle
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 in Fort Washington

Crown Mouldings

photo of dining room with fireplace to the left surrounded by cabinets painted in light blue from Fine Paints of Europe
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. We used high gloss Fine Paints of Europe on this townhome restoration

Natural Wood

photo of natural wood ceiling with pickled finish by the Old Village Design Studio.
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 and give a room like thus in Fort Washington to give it an almost ethereal glow

Exposed Beams

photo of mahogany stained natural wood exposed beams criss crossing a white ceiling
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. Our client on Skippack called these spectacular!

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