The Ceiling: The Fifth Wall

Why go bland? Go bold! Everyday we see customers choose the same white variations for their ceilings, but why not choose a color!? With 2000+ colors in our PPG color gallery, why not use one of them on the ceiling? We’ve discovered multiple ways to tackle the ceiling. Read on below!

Option #1: Go Classic

If you’re a traditional guy or gal who likes to stick with white ceilings – that is your prerogative! Having a white ceiling will make your ceilings appear brighter and higher. Pairing it with white walls can make the room appear more open and if you have architectural facets such as crown molding, the white ceiling will frame the wall and show off the molding.



Option #2: Match Walls 1-4

Although not ideal for every room (kitchen and bathroom paint finishes vary with the walls, another option is to have the ceilings and walls match in color and finish. This is often seen with white colors but why not use it with darker and richer hues?

Matching the color will turn your room into an infinity pool with an endless plane of color. Enticing to the eye, this tactic will turn even the most boring of rooms into a dramatic fortress.


Option #3: Vary the Shades

If option #2 is a little too aggressive for your tastes – tweak it a bit! A simple solution is to use a color on the ceiling that is a few shades lighter than what is on the walls. This way, you’ll still have the appearance of an even plane of color, but not too intense. Hues on the ceiling tend to appear darker so if you’re looking to open a room up, go lighter.

However, in rooms such as the bathroom that you want to find relaxing, go a little darker. If this is something you’re interested in, only put a darker color on ceilings that are above 9ft so it doesn’t appear as though the ceiling is closing down on you.



Option 5: Take the Plunge

The last option (an in our opinion, the most exciting) is to just commit all the way and go with a fun, bold color! A contrasting color on the ceiling with stark white walls makes a statement and brings unparalleled character to the room.