We’ve talked about embracing dark décor before, and just last week we tackled dealing with a low-light room by using darker colors to create a cozy atmosphere. Now we’re going to talk going really brave…we’re talking black ceilings.
Taking your ceiling black can hide a multitude of sins, add drama, and surprisingly, make your room feel larger. How can you tell if going black is for you? It’s a big step to take, and not one to be done lightly—covering up all that black can be a challenge. Take a look at our reasons to go black and see if they work for you. Then give it a try in a room like a bedroom—update your bedding with some crisp organic cottons in shades of gray to create a bold new look.
- Take the ceiling black to echo other dark elements in the room and tie things together.
- A black ceiling can emphasize trim—a great tool if you’ve got awesome trimwork. Make it pop with a black surround.
- To bring down a too-high ceiling in a cavernous feeling room, try painting it black. It creates a sense of scale, without impacting the space.
- Make a too-low ceiling look taller by going black. Sounds contradictory? Dark walls and dark ceilings mean you don’t see the boundaries of the room—making it appear larger.
- Nothing adds drama quite like black. Take the ceiling black and it’s like dressing your room in evening wear.
- If you’ve got a black and white motif going on, top it off with a black ceiling. Perfect for a pop of occasional color.
- Need to hide a bunch of ductwork? Rather than adding a dropped ceiling, paint everything, ducts included, black. The effect will visually “hide” any uglies right in plain sight.
- Planning to paint your walls black? Why stop there? Go for the bold and take the whole room to the dark side.
- In an open floor plan, a black ceiling can clearly define the space. Add an area rug and you’ve just created a room without walls.
- Got a great view? Take the ceiling (and walls) dark and the view becomes the undisputed star of your décor. It’s kind of like a red carpet for your room.