do ceilings have to be white

Do You Dare to Paint the Ceilings in a Different Way?

White is the most common color when it comes to painting the ceilings of any house. However, it is not the only option, far from it. Today we want to discover everything you can get if you dare to put color on the ceilings of your rooms. An original and very decorative idea. if you know how to do it.

Painting the ceilings of your house in a color different from the traditional white can’t be a better idea. It gives you a different conception of space and adds originality to any room, whether it’s the bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen.

However, it is not a good idea to do things without thinking. Painting the ceilings a dark, intense color will detract from the brightness of the space, so it is especially recommended for those houses that have plenty of light.

Also, dark ceilings make rooms look lower than they are. Therefore, if your house does not have too high ceilings, it would be best to dispense with this idea. It is true that it is very decorative, but if you do not have enough height the only thing you will get is that the interiors are overwhelming.

Paint the ceilings in different colors

Many older homes, for example, tend to have very high ceilings. It is in these types of spaces that ceilings painted in different colors show all their splendor. The grace is in knowing how to choose the color so that it harmonizes with the rest of the elements of the decoration. With the tones of the walls and furniture.

As in this kitchen in which the ceiling has been painted an intense purple. The contrast is spectacular and this is because both the walls and the floor and furniture, except for the black chairs, are neutral and light colors.

Black ceilings also look great in white environments. They create a very elegant combination, as in this bathroom where the walls have been covered with white tiles. Specially designed sanitary ware and some other retro and vintage details give the space a great beauty.

The ceiling and then some decorating

A decorative resource that I think is spectacular is to paint the wall in a light tone up to about two-thirds of its height. Then paint the upper part of the wall and the ceiling in intense and darker color, to create contrast. The result couldn’t be more elegant, don’t you love it?

You can combine the colors to your liking, or put on the lower part of the wall a frieze of white wooden slats. There are endless ideas that you can put into practice. Look at the images we bring you today to discover everything you can do if you paint the ceilings in different colors.

Decorative borders and stripes

Another aesthetic resource that you can make yourself if you like it and you find it decorative, is to delimit the ceiling with a stripe or a border, as you can see in the image. It is a way to frame the ceiling and give it more visual interest. Thanks to this simple detail, the ceiling will attract the attention and the eyes of everyone.

To paint a stripe on the edge of the ceiling, you only need masking tape and a good dose of patience. You’ll need to work with a narrow brush so as not to stain the wall, and remove the masking tape as soon as you’re done.

How to paint the ceiling yourself

This is a task that everyone can accomplish if they put enough interest into it. It is not difficult and does not require prior training. It is only necessary not to rush and work with some care. If you set your mind to it, you will be able to paint the ceilings the color you want without having to call any professional, and with an optimal result.

And so you can see that I’m right, I’m going to explain point by point how you have to develop the work. If you are up for the task, you will soon realize that it is simpler than it seems at first.

The first thing you have to do is to prepare the room you are going to paint. Do not try to do the whole house at once. Think that, even if you do it well, you will not work at the same speed as a professional painter. Take it easy and go at your own pace.

Start by removing as much furniture as you can, remove any that won’t come off the walls, and cover it with plastic or cloth. Tape woodwork, baseboards, switches, etc. with masking tape. The more you cover, the less you will have to clean up afterward, so don’t be in a hurry.

Before taking up the roller

I’m sure you can’t wait to dip the roller into the paint can and hit your ceiling. First, however, you’ll need to dust off the surface and repair any flaws. If there are any holes, cover them with paste and let them dry before sanding to even out the surface.

Now you have to trim the ceiling. This involves painting the perimeter of the ceiling where you can’t reach it with the roller, using a brush. It is convenient to cover the line of the wall with masking tape to avoid staining it.

Now it’s time to paint the ceiling with the roller, being careful not to stain the walls. You can use a ladder or attach a telescoping handle to your roller to paint the ceiling from the floor. Try to see which way you feel more comfortable.

A few coats will be enough for the color to flood your ceiling and make it one of the decorative assets of the room. As you can see, ceilings have a lot to say…