A Painted Ceiling – The Good Kind of Drama
by Janci Deetz – studio D. Designer
Don’t neglect your ceilings! Seriously – who decided that ceilings weren’t fun? Painting a ceiling can be a great way to add dimension to a room. So put on your interior designer hats and let’s talk depth.
A common misconception is that a dark ceiling will give the illusion that the ceiling descends and makes the room feel smaller. However, a darker ceiling has the potential to draw your eyes upward, and add depth to the space – effectively adding height and drama while still making the room feel cozy and intimate.
For example, this older home had great architectural details – like detailed moldings and high ceilings that I really wanted to highlight. I chose this deep green/gray because it relates to some of the elements I could not change- like the dark green marble surrounding the fireplace in the neighboring living room. It made a statement and was a sophisticated way of modernizing the space while still aligning with and highlighting those traditional elements of the home.
A dining room is a great space to play with rich, darker hues. Other smaller spaces like entry rooms and powder rooms are often a fun place to experiment as well. Paint is undoubtedly the easiest, most budget friendly way to make a high impact.
Which space in your home do you think could carry this statement?