Whenever I see a room and I just get the feeling that something is missing, I look up. Most people forget the ceiling, but the ceiling is such an underestimated wall space. Left alone, it can be overlooked, but when outfitted properly, it can be the most statement making part of a room. Take for instance this gorgeous marbled wallpapered ceiling. It pulls in the richness in the gold and lavender, while still not overpowering the room. It's rich and dramatic which adds something seriously special to an otherwise plain room.
Even this room with its extremely soft palate, fairs well from adding a gorgeous marbled paper on the ceiling. The pattern adds dimension and richness yet its still not overpowering. See what I am getting at here? You can add a dramatic wallpaper without killing the vibe of the room.
Now I am a sucker for a gold ceiling, I believe paint can work wonders too. I have painted several of my clients ceilings with either silver or gold (I love using the Metallics paint collection from Benjamin Moore). It really provides a shine that bounces light around the room like crazy, which again, adds some great dimension.
Now for this clients ceiling it took about 2-3 coats of Benjamin Moore's gold metallic paint. It came out beautifully and gave the space a feeling of grandeur. It's a small living room but with the right paint on the ceiling, the room felt so much bigger and richer.
I really love the attention to detail in this space too. The pink wall with a navy trim looks so chic and pretty. It adds a tailored feel to a room thats fun and whimsical. I also how love how this deep rich red just completely makes a soft pale room look instantly more luxurious.
Painted ceilings can also take a masculine or feminine space to the next level. Notice how the more glossy ceiling looks deeper and richer while adding a ton of light and the matte blush ceiling makes the ceiling seem high and more demure in light reflection. I personally prefer the gloss or metallic sheen. It just makes the room radiate.
What do you think about a painted or wallpapered ceiling?