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Heard Around The Office: Standout Ceilings

TREND: Special Treatment on Ceilings

Often the ceilings in a home are left plain and white.
Forgotten and ignored. It’s sad, really.

Not anymore!

On blogs everywhere and on the pages of our magazines, I’m seeing ceilings in every room of the house getting special treatment.


In this bathroom, the lilac walls are a fashion-forward choice, but it’s the darker plum ceiling that creates the cozy feeling in this spacious master bath. With such bold colors in the bathroom, the rest of the room is kept fairly simple with white countertops, white accents and a neutral colored floor. Don’t be afraid to paint ceilings a shade or two darker than the wall color. If you want to create a cozy, cocoon-like feel, it’s the perfect way to do so without overhauling the room.



One of the easiest ways to add personality to your ceiling — without painting it a bold hue or giving it a serious overhaul — is to add a distinctive ceiling medallion. This works best in rooms with one large light fixture, rather than one with many sources of light. You can find them at your local big box stores, as well as more intricate ones at salvage shops. We did this in our daughter’s room above an IKEA chandelier. It just helps to makes the room feel special and dressed up.



If you feel like making a bolder choice for your ceilings, you could add paneling or beams – or in this kitchen’s case: both. A couple of weeks ago Editor Kristina McGuirk talked about the resurgence of paneling in kitchens, and this post showcases that thinking. Pickled poplar on the ceiling of this kitchen balances the rest of the room’s elegant and gracious decor.



Or you can go the route of simple beams from some reclaimed wood. In this renovated farmhouse, the low ceilings were very low, so they were opened up to the studs and beams of reclaimed wood were added for architectural interest and needed support. The crisp white of the rest of the decor is the perfect counterpoint to these rough and rustic beams.


So no matter the proportions of your room or the room in general, don’t forget the ceiling when you’re updating and refreshing. Give the ceiling some love, too!


- Kelly Eagle, Home Editor,


57 Responses to “ Heard Around The Office: Standout Ceilings ”

  1. What is the color on those fabulous cabinets?what is wall color? Do you know source of chandelier?
    Thank you

  2. Thanks for the insight on these beautiful colors. My mom is interested in doing this in her bedroom and I was wondering what the color is on the wall and the ceiling, and where I can get them (the first picture of the bathroom in plum with the darker ceiling).

  3. Live love love the kitchen. please send details. I would ‘ve interested in knowing paint colors on cabinets etc. For backsplsh and flooring. Moving next spring and looking for ideas for my new kitchen.

  4. I love the chandelier in the kitchen picture. Any idea who is the manufacturer and the size?

  5. I love the color of these cabinets! Please send info on the color! Thank you!

  6. I would love to know what color these cabinets are painted. Thanks!

  7. Can you please tell me the paint manufacturer and color on the blue gray kitchen cabinets? Thank you

  8. the cabinets are beautiful! Who makes the paint and what is the color? Thanks!!

  9. Please let me know the paint color on the cabinets !!!! Thank you.

  10. I love the paint color on the kitchen cabinets. I want to paint this weekend! What is that color please!?

  11. What is the color of these kitchen cabinets & who makes it?


  12. Is there any way to learn who makes these cabinets and what color this is called? Love them.

  13. Very beautiful. What is the color and company please?

  14. Could you send kitchen cabinet color and glaze finish and manufacturer for the french grey cabinets. Thank you.

  15. Love the cabinets! Would you be able to let me know the color or who makes them?

  16. Wanting to remodel my kitchen. Need help with paint colors. What is the color of the kitchen with the white washed ceiling.

  17. Would like the paint and stain colors of cabinets

  18. Lots of comments on the paint color of the cabinets that are featured with the ceiling. What is the Grey color ?

  19. What is the grey color on the kitchen featured with the ceiling.

  20. Please send me the color info on the blue/gray cabinets

  21. hi, wondering about the paint on the cabinets too. Is it an Annie Sloan chalk paint with dark wax?

  22. Interested in color of cabinets ….how can I find out?

  23. Would love to know cabinet brand/color
    Also countertop

  24. Can you tell me what is the color of the kitchen cabinets?
    Thank you.
    Toni Brion

  25. Color of the kitchen cabinets.

  26. i would also like to know if the cabinets were painted and if so what color or who is the manufacturer. Love that color!!

  27. What size is this kitchen island? I’m building custom and I love this size. Need dimensions.
    Thank you!

  28. I wanted to know paint color on cabinets please?

  29. please share the cabinet paint color.
    thank you

  30. thanks for the ideas

  31. Can you please tell me the paint color and brand name of cabinets in the blue/gray picture? And also the floor tile as well as that warm buttery color on walls? Thank you. Love this kitchen

  32. could you please let me know the color of paint on the cabinets and wall color? Also where did the lights come from

  33. May we have the details on the cabinet paint please?

  34. I also would like to know the color of those cabinets please????

  35. I am currently remodelling my kitchen and love tis color scheme! Could you please let me know the color of the kitchen cabinets and wall color? Thanks!

  36. Can you let me know what products were used to achieve the color of the kitchen cabinets?

  37. Hi! Would love to know the blue/grey color on the kitchen cabinets and how the finish was achieved.


  38. Hi there, I am interested to know the grayish blue paint color on the kitchen cabinets.

  39. Just want to know the color of the kitchen cabinets …blue, gray? Any specific paint ?

  40. It would be lovely if BHG would get back with everyone regarding the paint colors shown in these photos. Seems everyone is asking, but no one is answering.

  41. Please tell me the color of the gray kitchen cabinets in the article Heard Around the Office: Standout Ceilings

  42. Also curious about the color of the is beautiful!

  43. Could you PLEASE tell me the color and brand of paint cabinets are. They look like a hint of blue.

    Thank you so much!


  44. We are restoring our 1859 yr old Victorian B&B kitchen…what is the cabinet color and glaze love love love it!! please and thank you!

  45. Can you tell me the paint color for the cabinets ? They are gorgeous!

  46. What is the color and brand used on the cabinets?

  47. I love the cabinets paint color. It’s beautiful!! What is the brand and paint color used in the cabinets? Thanks.

  48. Please tell me the paint color of the kitchen cabinets. Thank you

  49. What is the color of the kitchen cabinets

  50. Can you share the paint color on cabinets please?

  51. Love the kitchen cabinets, can you provide me the paint color of the cabinets? Thank you!

  52. what is the color of the kitchen cabinets and what color wax was used to seal?

  53. Could you please send me the manufacturer and color of the charming french country inspired kitchen. I have tried several greys with my floor and nothing works.

    Is there an additional glaze that is used on the cabinets as well.

    Thank you in advance for your help. Theresa Hanalei

  54. also looking for the color of the cabinets and any other views of this kitchen. who is the designer? perhaps we can call them?

  55. I need to know the color of the blue/grey kitchen cabinets as well…

  56. If you can, please let me know the color of those kitchen cabinets. Choosing colors is so difficult.
    Thanks so much… Karen

  57. Please can you tell me paint color and manufacturer on kitchen cabinets!

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