photo of vaulted ceiling in great room painted peach
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.



Venetian Plaster

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.

photo of terra cotta venetian plaster ceiling
The Old Village Design Studio created this gorgeous patterned terra cotta venetian plaster tray ceiling.
photo of terra cotta venetian plaster ceiling
The Old Village Design Studio created this gorgeous patterned terra cotta venetian plaster tray ceiling.

Contrasts

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

photo looking up at coffered ceiling
Old Village Painters painted the beams and ceiling on this beautiful coffered design - hung the wallcovering - and stained the doors leading into this foyer.
photo looking up at coffered ceiling
Old Village Painters painted the beams and ceiling on this beautiful coffered design - hung the wallcovering - and stained the doors leading into this foyer.

Natural Wood

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.


close up of pickled wood on ceiling of great room
The Old Village Design Studio created a pickled effect on this ceiling to give it an almost ethereal glow
close up of pickled wood on ceiling of great room
The Old Village Design Studio created a pickled effect on this ceiling to give it an almost ethereal glow

Exposed Beams

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.

photo of stained beams on coffered ceiling
The Old Village Design Studio developed a beautiful stain to 'age' the beams on this coffered ceiling. Homeowners call them spectacular!
photo of stained beams on coffered ceiling
The Old Village Design Studio developed a beautiful stain to 'age' the beams on this coffered ceiling. Homeowners call them spectacular!

Crown Mouldings

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.



photo of dining room with fireplace - bookshelves and moldings painted in glossy blue-gray, walls and ceilings in white
Old Village Master Painters finished this cozy dining room with high gloss bluish gray from Fine Paints of Europe and a muted off-white on the ceiling and walls.
photo of dining room with fireplace - bookshelves and moldings painted in glossy blue-gray, walls and ceilings in white
Old Village Master Painters finished this cozy dining room with high gloss bluish gray from Fine Paints of Europe and a muted off-white on the ceiling and walls.

A high gloss black from Fine Paints of Europe creates a dramatic break against these classic white walls and ceiling

photo of hallway with white walls and black doors, floor trim and crown molding
Simple but elegant black on white
photo of hallway with white walls and black doors, floor trim and crown molding
Simple but elegant black on white



See how Old Village Master Painters can Preserve and Enhance the Beauty and Value of your Home.

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613
Catering to Fine Homes in the Delaware Valley

215-540-0196 | Email
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