9 Fun Ceiling Colors to Try Right Now
Note how the ceiling paint used here has a glossy sheen. Normally I recommend using flat paint for ceilings, as it’s best for hiding imperfections, but if your ceiling surface is in good shape, then a glossy sheen is a nice choice to help bounce light around a space.
This is particularly beneficial if you are using a deeper, darker hue on the ceiling. A flat sheen won’t reflect light back into the space, so, depending on the color used, it can appear heavy and dull. A glossy sheen will reflect light and break up the expanse of strong color.
Get a similar look with Blue Jewel from Behr.
Get a similar look with Perennial from Benjamin Moore.
Get a similar look with Surfer from Sherwin-Williams.
Just keep in mind that colors almost always appear darker on the ceiling than on the wall, due to how light hits the differing planes. So if you are testing ceiling color samples, be sure to put them up on the actual ceiling — or, better yet, paint your sample on lightweight poster board or foam core and then securely attach the board to the ceiling with painter’s tape.
Get a similar look with Aged Gold from Mythic Paint.
Get the look with Buttered Yam from Benjamin Moore.
Get a similar look with Neon Lights from Kelly-Moore Paints.
Again, painting all four walls, or the entire ceiling, in this bold hue might be too much for most folks, but using it to highlight the tray ceiling is a great use of — and amount of — the strong color.
Get a similar look with Maple Taffy from Valspar.