Growing up, my parents chose to paint the ceilings in all of our rooms white. I think that was the trend in the 90s and early 2000s. It was easy, made the wall color stand out, and dust was not as noticeable. My parents also painted our living room about 5 different colors when I lived there. Paint is a great way to change the style of a room, without spending a ton of money.

It wasn’t until my husband and I moved into our former home, that the previous homeowner loved color. When we moved into the house, the previous owner left 64 cans of paint.

The previous homeowner had eclectic taste in terms of paint colors...

  • Hot pink and lime green wall paper on the primary bedroom ceiling
  • Magenta ceiling with purple walls in the dining room
  • Mint green walls, mustard yellow bathroom, lilac grey purple walls

Honestly, we loved the house so much that the interior colors didn’t even bother us. We talked many times about what we ultimately wanted to paint our home. But then, we found another home we wanted instead. So naturally, Travis and I started looking at Pinterest for inspirations.

Choosing to Paint Your Celing? This is what your room will look like if...

Same Color as the Walls

Small Room?

Dark Color will created a more intimate look

Lighter Color will create a roomier feel

Large Room?

Darker or Lighter Color will unify the room and bring more attention to furniture, art, and lighting.

Angled Celings?

Painting all the same color will simplify the shape.

Dark Color will create a more intimate look

Lighter Color will create a more open look

Ceiling Lighter than Wall Color

  • Try mixing 80% white paint with 20% wall color.
  • Want more color but a lighter shade have your painter mix
    • 75% white/ 25% wall color
    • 50% white/ 50% wall color
    • 25% white/ 75% wall color
    • Then paint a sample on your ceiling.
  • This can create more ceiling height, and accent will blend in more as opposed to stand out.

Ceiling Darker than Wall Color

Gives an opportunity to show off crown molding and light fixtures.

Opportunity to have fun with paint, especially if you have white walls.

Travis and I have decided to paint the ceiling the same color as the wall (for now) on our new home. We are going to have our painter mix up the different formulas of wall paint vs white paint just to double check. Maybe it is because we want to be different. Maybe it is because we love color. But at the end of the day, it is just paint. Paint trends change, and as long as you are happy, that is the most important part.

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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