There is no design rule that says a ceiling must be white. A fresh coat of paint on the ceiling in just the right color can do wonders to change the look of a room and instantly transform the space from boring to beautiful.
Create a cozy den-like space with a rich dark brown paint color like Raccoon Fur by Benjamin Moore, as interior designer Tamara Magel used on the ceiling of this beautiful family room. Raccoon Fur has just the right balance of warmth and gray in the undertone to blend with the other colors in the space without taking away from the rest of the design elements.
The right paint color can instantly take us away and have a calming effect, especially shades reminiscent of the sea. Water colors like Sherwin-Williams Underseas, used by Lisa Whelan of MJ Whelan Construction on this closet ceiling, are beautiful and relaxing, particularly in a personal space like a closet.
Blue is another fantastic ceiling color that is classically popular, especially on porches. A slightly warmer blue, like Yarmouth Blue from Benjamin Moore, or a cooler gray-blue, like Benjamin Moore Solitude, painted onto the ceiling in otherwise white spaces offers a beautiful complementary pop of color. For just a subtle hint of blue on the ceiling, consider Iceberg by Benjamin Moore, which can make a ceiling look higher.
White is the traditional color choice for ceilings, but it doesn't have to be boring. Choosing a bright shade of white, like Ceiling Bright White from Sherwin-Williams, can really enhance and complement a beautiful wall color. Add drama to a room by opting for a white that contrasts with the wall color rather than blending with it.