Asked on Jan 13, 2019

Should I paint ceiling the same color as the wall?

KarenNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAJennifer Weber Ferguson


I am wanting to paint my walls a very pale blue/gray color. I am trying to decide if I need to paint the ceilings as well. Some of my rooms have crown molding and some do not. I though I would start with the bathrooms/laundry room and then move on to bigger rooms, and maybe just doing one wall. Painting the ceiling adds a lot more cost to the project as well.


5 answers
  • Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet
    on Jan 13, 2019

    We painted the walls and ceilings the same in all of our bedrooms and bathrooms. It is such a great look. We have very tall ceilings with dimensions, and it really brought the room all together. We didn’t do the same in our living room, and I wish we would have.

  • Ebbjdl
    on Jan 13, 2019

    Jan,. Paint the ceiling white or off white, and whatever you paint the wall with, paint the registers white like the ceiling. Aloha.

  • Jennifer Weber Ferguson
    on Jan 13, 2019

    I personally prefer the ceilings to be a different color and lighter - just because of shadows the same color would look darker.

  • Purely a personal preference. If you have standard height ceilings, lighter is better.

  • Karen
    on Jan 13, 2019

    FYI - Consider using satin paint as it reflects light.

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