Should I paint my ceiling and walls the same color?

For decades, white paint on the ceilings has been considered the best and safest choice. But is it always best? Recently, the trend of painting ceilings and walls the same color has gained popularity, and can be an effective means of enhancing the look and feel of your home’s interior. If you are thinking of painting your ceilings and walls the same color, it’s important to know that light or dark colors typically work better than medium tones, and produce the following effects in various room types:

Small rooms. Choosing a darker paint color for both ceiling and walls in a small room will envelop the space in rich color and make it feel more intimate. If you are wanting a small space to feel roomier than it actually is, opt for a lighter color. Bathrooms are a perfect example of using the same color on the walls and ceiling, making the room feel bigger and more modern.   

Large rooms. In a larger space, having ceiling and walls the same will create a seamless and unified look, and will put the room’s focus on your décor and furnishings.

Vaulted or angled ceilings. Having ceiling and wall color the same for these types of ceilings can help simplify the shape of the entire room, darker shades will produce cozier spaces, while lighter shades will open things up.

You may want to opt for the traditional white ceiling if your ceiling is heavily textured or has visible imperfections. Flat white paint is great for disguising lumps and bumps!  A white ceiling can also serve to set off a contrasting wall color, and give the ceiling a higher appearance.

Once you decide which look is right for you, keep in mind that hiring professional painters will ensure that your walls and ceiling will look pristine without any messes below!

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