The painted ceiling trend is popping up all over the place lately and while it’s not always the most practical use of color, it sure makes a bold statement. What do you think of this interiors trend?! Are you a fan or are you wondering how this one even got started?!
I’ve spent a lot of time in the south and always noticed the coastal trend of blue painted porch ceilings. Come to find out, the paint has a specific name, Haint Blue, that is said to ward off “evil haints.” I know, I know. It sounds a little crazy, but it is interesting to see the whole painted ceiling trend extending beyond strange Southern tradition, and beyond simple beachy blue hues (although there’s one of those amongst this list too).
Black ceilings are becoming more a thing – they can conceal unsightly ceilings, make a space feel cozier, or help draw attention to a specific area or view in the room. Then there’s the more colorful yellow and green hues that are simply there to add interest. Not to mention there is a whole slew of illusion techniques to help make a space feel juuuust right. Either way, I think there’s a time and place for it. But I’m really curious to know YOUR thoughts! So after your look through these 11 space, let me know what you think (yay or nay) in the comments below.
1. (image above) Let’s start with the most pop-y inspired example I found – a striped painted ceiling! Honestly, I love it. But I know this look isn’t for everyone. One thing that really helps make this work is that the furniture and accessories in the room in very minimal, which balances things out. Otherwise, it could quickly skew as wacky, in a bad way. (Image via SFGirlByBay)
2. The Finn Juhl House in Copenhagen gives me all the warm feels. I can’t help but think the mustard yellow ceilings in this home were strategically placed to offset the cloudy Denmark weather. What do you think? (Image via Remodelista)
3. I snapped this powder blue ceiling on a girls trip to Chattanooga. We stayed at the The Dwell Hotel, which is filled with plenty of bold design-choices like this one. The color choice keeps the space feeling light and airy, but totally complements the playfulness of the rest of the decor. (Image by Paper & Stitch)
4. The Casa Cook Rhodes Hotel in Greece showcases quite the spread of light neutrals. The addition of dark gray ceilings helps add dimension and warmth against all the whites, and makes this space extra cozy. I may need to book a trip here so I can see if for myself. (Image via Booking.com)
5. If you have kids, this playful painted ceiling looks like a circus tent. (Image by Petit and Small)
6. Holly Williams’ Tennessee home has some unique original architectural details, like these vaulted kitchen ceilings. Her goal in painting the ceilings black was to help ground the tall, airy space. If it were me, I may have kept things white because I love all white spaces, BUT it does provide an interesting contrast, emphasizing the unique shape of the room. (Image by Annie Schlechter for Country Living)
7. Next up… Bri from designlovefest designed her entryway with the help of Behr paint in “In The Moment” and created this monochromatic entryway with a fully painted ceiling that matches the walls. (Image by Tessa Neustadt for designlovefest)
8. A nice dark paint can help camouflage busy ceilings or conceal an architectural detail you want to tone down (in this case the beams). It works great for industrial spaces too though – no more air vent, electrical or plumbing eye sores! (Image via Jessican Helgerson Interior Design)
9. I love the pop of color for an otherwise monochromatic room by Gilles and Bossier. In this case the lighter, brighter color helps bring out the ceiling beam details. (Image by Matthieu Slavaing via My Domaine)
10. Sometimes high ceilings can feel a little too tall… This monochromatic green combo ceiling treatment both shows off the architectural details of the beams and paneling, while tying the ceiling to the rest of the room. Also, can we talk about how well this color combo pairs with the copper light fixture? The green is so pretty in combination with the copper. (Image via vtwonen)
11. The illusion of this space is a great example of how to do painted ceilings right. In this case, the paint actually extends down to the wall to create the illusion of molding. Clever! (Image by The Little Evic)
And that’s it! What do you think?! Are you yay or nay on painted ceilings in interiors? And if you are a fan, would you ever try this trend in your own home?