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To Paint Ceilings White OR To Not Paint Ceilings White -- that is the question. Like or Dislike?!

  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Apr 16, 2012

    Unless you are working with a natural wood ceiling...they are almost always painted...the real question is...is it painted basic white, the color of the walls or something completely different. I have seen some great rooms done where the ceiling is painted a sky blue...I love that look.

  • AK Complete Home Renovations
    AK Complete Home Renovations Marietta, GA
    on Apr 16, 2012

    This has been the "new" accent wall for several years. In the right room, with the right furnishings, we really like this. Especially with a faux finish and the color being brought into the room in a few other (sometimes surprising) places. A couple purple touches in the room pictured could really make this ceiling flow with the rest of the room. Even incorporating some mirrored furnishings can reflect the decorative ceiling color all around the room!

  • Leslie D
    Leslie D Las Vegas, NV
    on Apr 16, 2012

    I love it! I have painted the ceilings a coodinating color in several of the rooms in my house, although I have't gone this bold. I agree with AK...bring a little more of that color into the room...perhaps in some drapes, or a runner on the table, or the floor.

  • Project Style, LLC
    Project Style, LLC Kennesaw, GA
    on Apr 16, 2012

    The girls at Project Style love painted ceilings! They can make a huge difference in the space!

  • Leida R
    Leida R Tampa, FL
    on Apr 16, 2012

    SURPRISE to see this here, and I LOVE IT!!! I did the same thing and with the same color to the ceiling (of what was then my daughter's beauty salon) about two years ago. How IRONIC!!! Lol!!!

  • Donna McCrummen
    Donna McCrummen Bernardsville, NJ
    on Apr 16, 2012

    LOVE - A purple fifth wall - creative and inspiring.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    Peace Painting Co., Inc. Alpharetta, GA
    on Apr 16, 2012

    I like ceiling a color too, especially the blue. I hope to put up a pic soon as well.

  • Pat S
    Pat S Titusville, FL
    on Apr 16, 2012

    I've been the crazy one painting ceilings another color since 1980... I just did my kitchen ceiling a light yellow and it is so sunshiney bright! I like it so much I hope it does the same to my living room.

  • Sheila G
    Sheila G Marietta, GA
    on Apr 17, 2012

    wow, purple is a great bold statement...never would have thought of that, looks terrific!

  • PK H
    PK H Springfield, IL
    on Apr 17, 2012

    I love it! That color defines the whole room without over powering it! I don't like the look of an accent wall but an accent ceiliing, WOW!

  • Kerri D
    Kerri D Penney Farms, FL
    on Apr 17, 2012

    love it!!

  • Pam R
    Pam R Petaluma, CA
    on Apr 17, 2012

    I love It! And purple is one of my favorite colors...The color of prosperity and wealth. Remember it is called the 5th wall...so why not paint it

  • Kimberly T
    Kimberly T Charleston, WV
    on Apr 17, 2012

    I love it, can you come do my dinning room?

  • Danita H
    Danita H New Port Richey, FL
    on Apr 17, 2012

    my bathroom ceiling is purple and I LOVE IT!

  • Janet C
    Janet C Frenchville, PA
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Love it!!

  • Diane T
    Diane T Sedona, AZ
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Definite NO. I like the idea of a painted ceiling, but not THAT color. Yechh.

  • Anne B
    Anne B
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Looks good in this space, definitely depends on where it is done.

  • Irene S
    Irene S Miami, FL
    on Apr 17, 2012

    i think it looks awesome. it is about time there are other paints used on ceiling instead o just white

  • Jeannie Connelley B
    Jeannie Connelley B Taylors, SC
    on Apr 17, 2012

    well, i'm a purple person so i absolutely love it!!!! I've seen porches in the south painted a pastel green or blue so I wonder why people haven't thought of this before?

  • Ellen H
    Ellen H Cullman, AL
    on Apr 17, 2012

    I love it. I have two problems in my 70s-era home that prevent it - too little natural light and texture on the ceiling. When you don't have those problems, I say "Go for it".

  • Karen S
    Karen S Bradenton, FL
    on Apr 17, 2012

    I love it with the purple ceiling. Nice to have coordinating accents to bring it all together.

  • Rhonda G
    Rhonda G Lockport, NY
    on Apr 17, 2012

    It works!

  • Ellen T
    Ellen T Jupiter, FL
    on Apr 17, 2012


  • Ellen T
    Ellen T Jupiter, FL
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Perhaps a Silhouette treatment on the windows would cut the glare for daytime dining, but not the view. KM Trainor Group, LLC Jupiter, Florida

  • Lindsey L
    Lindsey L Colorado Springs, CO
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Love the purple. Wish we didn't rent so I could do more than I already have.

    GINA SUSKA Ottawa Lake, MI
    on Apr 17, 2012

    I love this!!!!!

  • Linda V
    Linda V Broomfield, CO
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Bold and bright...nice contrast.

  • Jim L
    Jim L Columbia, SC
    on Apr 17, 2012

    'Looks GREAT! The ceiling in my living room/dining room is gold! It looks so nice.

  • Susan S
    Susan S Fredericksburg, VA
    on Apr 17, 2012

    I think this is dynamite!! There are actually six "surfaces" that influence the over all room - besides the obvious four walls. The ceiling is just as important and of course the floors and what sort of surface or carpeting is chosen. It all is a part of the room!!

  • Linda D
    Linda D Sarasota, FL
    on Apr 17, 2012

    love it !!! Was a high gloss paint used and would it look nice on a tex. ceiling ?

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