There’s something to be said about a clean white ceiling. It’s neat, elegant, and makes your featured wall colour stand out that much more. But have you ever considered making the ceiling the feature point of your room instead?
It’s a new trend that I’ve been seeing around Pinterest, Houzz, and with other interior designers. It’s no longer a steadfast rule that your ceilings must be white. Non white ceilings are making their appearance in many different styled rooms. You get wood paneling for rustic rooms, sky blue for coastal spaces, and even pictures and graphics for kids rooms.
So you might say that the sky’s the limit here! Or at least the ceiling is…
Although it’s hard to leave the traditional white ceilings behind, it might be time to start exploring some new creative options. I’ve put together some great ways that you can say good bye to the old and hello to this exciting new trend!
1. SOLID COLOUR
I’ve seen this done two ways. The first way is reversing the colours of your walls and ceilings. Instead of white on the ceiling, you might use blue like in the picture below. Then on the walls you will use white or other light neutral.
The second way to use a solid colour on the ceiling is pairing it with a solid colour on the walls that is not white. This is a strong statement and maybe not as light and fresh but definitely bold! Keep this pairing balanced by using a warm and cool colour.
3. WOOD PLANKS
This is one of my favourites! Although I’m not super into the rustic style, I love this look paired with more contemporary furnishings. If the natural wood is a little too bold for you, it's very on trend right now to paint the panels white...but remember, we're trying to stay away from white here ;)
Go one step further with this technique by having the ceiling fall down into a feature wall as well.
This is a super fun look and great for someone who wants to make a cool statement in their home. I wouldn’t do it around the whole house but I love the look in this office! Patterns can be geometric, floral, abstract, dots, etc. This look can be achieved with wall paper, paint or by just adding some wall decals.
5. CONVERSATIONAL MOTIFS
Conversational motifs are patterns with recognizable images like clouds or animals. This could be classified as pattern as well but I wanted to give it a category all its own. What a cute way to add some character to your child’s room (or your own room for that matter!). These stars are cute and sweet but it’s a style that they'll be able to grow into as well.
Get his antique look that’s popping up in homes, restaurants, and stores! It’s one of my favourites at the moment and works great to cover those popcorn ceilings that still just have to go. I've seen this in white or its natural silvery colour. Don't forget this corrugated tin ceiling creates a very modern but industrial look!