Updating open concept kitchen and family room

Currently, the walls are painted dark green in both rooms..I would like to paint it a golden bronze colour. Can the ceiling be painted the same colour??
q updating open concept kitchen and family room , paint colors
q updating open concept kitchen and family room , paint colors
  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 18, 2016
    Honestly I wold keep the ceiling white or a very non yellowy looking cream. Using the dark color I feel will draw your room in.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 18, 2016
    Unless the ceiling is very high, you will probably want to keep it painted a light color. Painting the ceiling may make your room appear much smaller and closed in.
  • Penny Nunn Penny Nunn on Apr 19, 2016
    I will paint ceiling a lighter colour over the popcorn ceiling which is too much work for me to eliminate.
  • Carolyn Lane Carolyn Lane on Apr 19, 2016
    My husband and I were updating a home many years ago and when he started painting a textured ceiling in the hall the texture material started falling down. He ended up wetting and scraping it down in the whole hall. I would not paint the textured ceiling the bronze color because eventually you will want to paint again and textured ceilings are not easy to paint even if you have no problem this time. I would stick to white unless you are up the possible challenge of scraping down all the texture or repairing bad places.
    • Colleen Colleen on Apr 19, 2016
      @Carolyn Lane has good advice. If you decide to go ahead and paint anyway, make sure you don't roll back and forth - go one pass only, for as soon as the popcorn texture gets wet, it will start to peel. With a dark color over light, it will be difficult to get good coverage as well. Let the first coat dry thoroughly, then apply a second.
  • Debi53 Debi53 on Apr 19, 2016
    The best thing you can do to update your room is to get rid of the popcorn. If you ever paint it, it is so difficult to later remove the popcorn. (Ask me how I know!!) If you ever want to sell, people really do not like popcorn celings. No matter what else you do to a room, the popcorn ceiling will always make it look dated. Smooth ceilings can be easily painted. You do want to check for asbestos if your home was built before 1978.
  • V Valencia V Valencia on Apr 19, 2016
    I would agree with others about removing the popcorn ceiling. It's messy and costly, but so worth it. I just went through a designer showcase house and I would have to say, all rooms had coordinating color ceilings. Albeit, the rooms had high ceilings (10-12'); ceilings had color and in some cases metallic paint was used to give a slight sheen to create a glam look.
  • Penny Nunn Penny Nunn on Apr 23, 2016
    Thank you everyone for your great tips....now another query, what if I were to apply tin tiles to the kitchen, walls at 10' and I am painting a light putty colour on walls, rather than remove popcorn?? Any ideas??Help answer this question...