What color tin ceiling should I use?

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I decided to use tin tiles between the beams to lighten up all the wood in our post & beam kitchen, but what finish should I use? Cabinets are ash as (will be) the floor. Distressed white, copper, or silver?
q what color tin ceiling, paint colors, painting, wall decor, Also having solar tube installed
Also having solar tube installed.
q what color tin ceiling, paint colors, painting, wall decor
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  • I would pick distressed white if lighting up the area is the goal. Silver would be okay with the appliances. I think copper would be too dark...imo. Can you get a couple of samples to see how they will look?
  • William William on Jun 08, 2016
    That wood is BEAUTIFUL. Why cover it up?! Why not just white wash it to brighten it up and let the grain show thru. You can even white wash the cabinets to make the kitchen more cohesive.
  • Heidi Heidi on Jun 08, 2016
    I usually love paint, but this wood looks so pretty. What if you changed the color of the beams first and see if you like that?
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 08, 2016
    To be honest, none of the above . That wood is amazing.
  • Lori Jackson Lori Jackson on Jun 08, 2016
    If it were me, I would paint the existing ceiling white and pass on the tin. I love the wood. However, if you are going to do it, I would not do copper--as lovely as it is, it will not add a sense of height or light. I vote white.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jun 08, 2016
    Like William said why cover it? If it's just the inset between the beams you could just go lighter and not add tin. At the most, enhance it with a whitewash but I wouldn't cover it up with ceiling tiles
  • M M on Jun 08, 2016
    Tin ceilings look best in an age-appropriate setting.
  • Purplyrose Purplyrose on Jun 08, 2016
    Sorry, I love the wood also. I would go shopping an pick up some stuff animals that lives high. Like birds, bob cats, bears climbs, eagles, monkeys. For the holidays change the animals out.
  • JoLeen Bolton JoLeen Bolton on Jun 08, 2016
    I agree with MN Mom, white wash. But if you're really set on tiles, I'd use white or silver. Both would lighten and reflect that light...bounce it, as they say, to make your space feel brighter. The ceilings look tall enough already, as far as feeling open, and copper seems to almost have the same color density as the wood...the room would remain as it is in brightness. Copper is so popular right now and would be beautiful but I think the lighter tiles or whitewash would tie in better with your backsplash and appliances.
  • Susan Kenneally Susan Kenneally on Jun 08, 2016
    Thought of the whitewash but too time consuming. thanx
  • Susan Kenneally Susan Kenneally on Jun 08, 2016
    I so agree 0
  • Trish Trish on Jun 09, 2016
    Leave the wood! It's gorgeous. Maybe tin another room??
  • Porland1624 Porland1624 on Jun 09, 2016
    Silver
  • Heathernskinner Heathernskinner on Jun 09, 2016
    Leave the wood!! It's beautiful!
  • Tracey Tracey on Jun 09, 2016
    I personally think distressed white would look awesome! Love what you have done already
  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Jun 09, 2016
    Silver or a light warm grey, like James White Farrow and Ball or any of their beautiful heritage colours would look very pretty with your ash kitchen units. The wood is lovely, however personally I believe an ash colour would really enhance the room. The wood is quite overpowering as lovely as it is.
  • Ali2577511 Ali2577511 on Jun 10, 2016
    As most agree above leave the wood it will change over the years and look great.
  • J. Jacobs J. Jacobs on Jun 10, 2016
    The wood is beautiful. I would lose the green color above the cabinets and go with the white or lightest cream color in the back splash. I kind of like the idea of a distressed white but once you do that you can't go back without a lot of time and trouble even if you Varathane the wood first to protect it from the white paint.
  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Sep 30, 2016
    Well as much as it pains me to see that beautiful ceiling being covered up its your space,so with said I would go with silver because bronze will be just like ceiling is now and also with silver it would be. Blend in with cans of light fixtures as well as appliances. Plus it would reflect light better since it is more shiny and kind of open room even more.
  • Edith Reardon Edith Reardon on Sep 30, 2016
    I think a white wash is all the ceiling needs. I would go more italian and use a nice light tuscany yellow with the green. Give your kitchen more of that old world look.
  • Christinesalt Christinesalt on Jan 02, 2017
    WHITE!!! You can get plain ones and paint them white if they'd be cheaper. They look stunning.