Beautiful Ceiling Paint Colors That Will Make Any Room Look Bigger
High ceilings may be little more than a pipe dream for many of us, but with the right ceiling paint color and some pro-approved design tricks, you can fool the eye into thinking any room is bigger than its dimensions. Homebuilders today often construct new homes with 9-, 10-, or even 20-foot ceilings, but many older homes were built with lower ceilings. Living in an older home doesn’t necessitate suffering a low, dark ceiling, though—a smart ceiling paint color can help the fifth wall feel lighter and brighter, creating the illusion of a larger living space without breaking the bank.
Pro tip: “If the room is small, [a trick] is to paint the room a light neutral color and carry the color up onto the ceiling,” says Karen Gray Plaisted, a home stager and decorator in Warwick, New York. “Painting the ceiling molding the same color as the ceiling will also make the ceiling appear higher,” Plaisted says. Combine this expert paint trick with one of the roof-raising paint colors below, and you'll be amazed how a couple coats of paint can transform your space.