Asked on Oct 16, 2017

What color should you paint your ceiling

IgorGonefishingBetty Campbell
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  • 153091
    on Oct 16, 2017

    If you are painting the walls with a light color tone...paint the ceiling same color, even if you still have a popcorn texture. I have done this in all our rooms and it certainly makes rooms seems larger, so much easier to paint. Wall and ceiling same paint. IMPORTANT ceiling same color paint should be flat or egg shell of wall color...NO SHEEN/SEMI GLOSS/GLOSS on ceiling.
  • 27524803
    on Oct 16, 2017

    We used a shade of light blue grey called November Sky... not too blue, not too grey and goes with brown tones quite well.
  • Pinkflmgo626
    on Oct 16, 2017

    What is your syle, decor, & color of wall? Which room? Size of room?
  • Suellen Hintz
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Any color you want! I love a contrast color on the ceiling. Getting ready to paint guest bedroom ceiling lavender and keeping the walls a soft green.
  • KatAych
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Hmmm...I tried to answer this previously but maybe I missed a step; forgive me if it's a repeat! I would suggest searching for "ceiling paint" on Pinterest and saving some that you like -- maybe you will find a clear style that appeals to you! I have seen white ceilings, ceilings matched with the wall color, bold-colored ceilings, pattern-painted ceilings, and even gold/silver leaf ceilings...all depends on what appeals to you!
    , Bold ceiling with pattern, Colored ceiling, Gold leaf ceiling
  • Diana Deiley
    on Oct 16, 2017

    I think it's a personal choice as to the color and sheen you like best. I prefer to use a true bright white WALL paint in a satin finish on my ceilings and satin on my walls. However, on Nashville Flipped, Troy has painted his ceilings and walls in the same color & sheen and the rooms look gorgeous! It gives the illusion of a larger room with high ceilings. Very elegant. Your house, Your rules! Best of luck.
  • Margaret
    on Oct 16, 2017

    What ever color you would like. Nowadays, any color goes. I prefer white, eggshell or light tan/ beige. The lighter the color, the bigger and brighter a room appears. Grab some color paint swatches from just about anywhere that sells paint and tape them to the ceiling if possible just so you get an idea if you like the look.
  • Gap28667514
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Extra White
  • Cynthia H
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Most people paint it white. Personally I love pale blue ceiling
  • Nancy Montella-Wolf
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Or, you can do darker wall color and do the lightest one on the ceiling. If you have a paint swatch with colors from dark to light, us, any color on that swatch towards the lighter end would be fine.
  • Karen Krysowaty
    on Oct 16, 2017

    It really is a matter of personal preference. I know a lot of people who would be uncomfortable not painting a ceiling white. I love usually color on a trey ceiling. Go with what you like
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 16, 2017

    using colors will drawn the room in.So white would be the best option.If not a problem it can be the same as the wall color
  • Shelly Grogan
    on Oct 16, 2017

    White, only white
  • Bryan Cassidy
    on Oct 16, 2017

    ceiling white is trade name for flat white used on ceilings,,,
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 16, 2017

    White, unless you prefer that it be the same as the walls.
  • Ruth Glazier
    on Oct 16, 2017

    white
  • Lori
    on Oct 16, 2017

    As a painter for 18 years white is always a good choice. A few shades lighter is also nice. If the walls are a pastel blue a light pastel lavender is nice. Sherwin Williams has a paint color "IBIS WHITE" it is white with a hint of pink, makes the ceiling glowing soft. If the ceiling is in perfect condition use a satin or eggshell finish. If any flaws use a flat paint. No glosses.
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on Oct 16, 2017

    One of the prettiest ceilings I ever saw was a very pale blue color. It was almost white, but had a slight hint of blue that seemed to open it up and make it look much taller...somewhat like the sky. It definitely gave the room a fresh, airy appearance.
  • that is really a matter of personal choice. My cathedral ceiling is painted grey and the rest of the house has white ceilings. There are many pictures on the Internet for many colors on ceiling. try googling it.
  • I have done various shades of white, pale gray and pale blue.
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Paint it any color you want, what's nice is sand color ceiling, with peach color walls. Other colors will work also.
  • Darlene Duncan
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Generally most ceilings are painted flat white.. Or a lighter colour than the walls, but usually always flat or eggshell (flat paint hides flaws best). Paint with a shine or sheen, shows imperfections in the surface..
  • CA
    on Oct 16, 2017

    I like mine a shade lighter than the color of the wall. Others like their ceilings white as they feel it makes it easier to read.

  • Sue30807292
    on Oct 16, 2017

    If the ceiling is a flat normal ceiling I think it should be white. But if it is not a flat ceiling and is higher like a cathedral ceiling for example, I paint the ceiling the same color as the walls. Incredibly the lighting in the room always makes a differentiation and the room appears more warm and cozy!
  • Rebecca Taylor
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Hello, I have pained the ceiling with a color to compliment the wall color and I have also painted it the same color. There really is no right or wrong. What you like is what matters. You are the one that looks at it every day. Here is a picture of a room with a different colored ceiling to give you an idea of what it would look like.
  • Peg
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Actually that is a personal choice.
  • Rich
    on Oct 16, 2017

    a flat white works well to hide bad spots. A painter told me to stay away from celing paint an sweres by Sherwin williams
  • DesertRose
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Generally people pain them a light color, what it would be depends on your other decor. We had white most the time, but our walls are auburn and gold, so ceiling is off white this time. Lighter colors help the room seem larger and the ceiling higher
  • Pjo26908388
    on Oct 16, 2017

    There are so many options, it can be hard to decide. I am always happy with a tone on tone look of a lighter color on the ceiling and a shade or two darker on walls. I love painting ceilings a palush sky blue color as it expanding the ceiling height. A matte or eggshell are usually best for flat, lumpy, or bumpy textures. Semigloss (on ceilings) is great in bathroom and kitchens.
  • Bobbie
    on Oct 16, 2017

    www.bhg.com/decorating/color/basics/selecting-ceiling-color/





  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 16, 2017

    The most popular color for ceilings is white, but if you like 'new' things, try Jan's idea. Another option that seems to be coming more popular is stained wood, often stained in more than one color.
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Oct 16, 2017

    I agree
  • Lee Connell
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Over the years I have painted most ceiling the lightest shade of the colour of the walls , or off white , I have also painted a 15 ft high ceiling darker than the walls and it look lovely as well , that was a bright room with a skylight
  • Susan Massey
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Get a paint roller that has an extension piece to it and you can stand on the floor and quickly paint the whole room. I recommend flat off-white or cream.
  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 17, 2017

    I have seen some lovely ceilings with pastel shades of blue, pink or yellow. But my own preference is white or off-white. You can always use different colors in different rooms. Best wishes 😇💞
  • Cindy
    on Oct 17, 2017

    When you look at paint chips, pick one color near the bottom of the chip for your walls. Then pick a color near the top of the paint chip for the ceiling. A lot of interior designers do this on the Home and Garden channel.
  • Macysmom
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Personally I like the ceiling the same as the room. If you use the same paint it will look a shade off so it appears they are two colors. Sure makes painting easier.
  • Debi
    on Oct 17, 2017

    White
  • McDouglas
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Always off-white
  • FL
    on Oct 17, 2017

    I always have gone with white except for the ceiling of a front porch, which I paint light sky blue.
  • Sharon
    on Oct 17, 2017

    I do just the opposite as Jan, a satin ceiling paint reflects light better and can help brighten a room. Paint the ceiling lighter if you want to make it appear higher.
    If your ceiling are high, you have the option to do some more unusual treatment including metallics, pearl, deeper darker colors, faux painting.
    My favorite is to paint clients metallic ceilings.... it adds a special glow to a room, drama and elegance. The new Rustoleum Metallics comes in wonderful colors. https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=paint%20metallic%20ceilingp&rs=typed&term_meta[]=paint%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=metallic%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=ceilingp%7Ctyped
    If your the artsy type there are galaxy ceiling treatments, starry nights, clouds etc. and I like the stenciled mandelas around ceiling lights/chandeliers..... https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=paint%20artistic%20ceiling&rs=typed&term_meta[]=paint%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=artistic%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=ceiling%7Ctyped
    Since I am the artsy type and love nature, I have painted many cloud ceilings especially the faux dome with clouds.

  • Ginny
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Most well known paint manufacturers have a "ceiling white" in their line. I always use that.
  • Ginny
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Ceiling white.
  • Betty Campbell
    on Oct 17, 2017

    White or light gray. I an no expert , but my ceiling and the walls are white Also. Haven't found anything that doesn't go with white It all comes down to it. Get what you like better
  • Gonefishing
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Very light pink is supposed to give people a slight glow, but most people go with "ceiling white," which is very white.
  • Igor
    on Jun 16, 2019

    I've been a painter contractor for years and I can definetely say that flat white is the best color for ceiling, period. If you're looking for a good ceiling paint I suggest reading this article. Hope this helps.

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