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Transform Your Space with a New Ceiling Colour

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When it comes to choosing a paint colour for your room, start at the top - ceilings need colour, too! Learn how ceiling colours can makeover a room.

 The Forgotten Fifth Wall

Spring is a great time to freshen up the look of your home. You can bring the sense of renewal inherent to the season into your own environment with beautiful colour. Where to start? Look forward to the season by looking up.

Ceilings are often the Forgotten Fifth Wall in a room. Too often, little thought is given to a ceiling’s contribution to the overall room design, which is typically just coated in some ubiquitous white paint.

Look at your ceilings from a new perspective. Colour, sheen, pattern, texture (and no, we’re not talking about the popcorn ceiling here) on the ceiling can transform the entire look and feel of a room. Here are some ceiling colour ideas to consider:

Warm it Up
On the flip side, a large room with high ceilings can sometimes feel impersonal or unbalanced, with furnishings, floor coverings and accessories visually occupying the bottom half of a room, leaving the top bare. In this case, you can experiment with a ceiling colour in a deeper shade. A rich cocoa in a soft sheen, such as eggshell or pearl, immediately cozies up and balances a large open space with style.

Dress it Up
Try a glaze with metallic and pearlescent effects. Benjamin Moore offers a complete line of specialty finishes available in a wide range of colours that are perfect for ceilings. Our specialty plasters can elevate your ceiling to a work of art, adding texture, colour and dimension. Click here for ceiling colour ideas you can try yourself or explore with your professional specialty finish contractor.

Open it Up
Make a small room or room with a low ceiling feel larger by keeping the colour contrast between the walls and ceilings to a minimum. A pale yellow ceiling over wheat coloured walls allows your eyes to gently travel upward without a stark demarcation of a bright white ceiling (think of how the sky naturally lightens in an ombre effect as it approaches the sun).
Use a flat sheen paint for the best effect.  Benjamin Moore Waterborne Ceiling paint has been specially formulated for an ultra flat finish. It absorbs light, and has the lowest reflective quality of any ceiling paint on the market, so it hides imperfections and prevents light from bouncing off in distracting directions, leaving you nothing but pure, beautiful colour overhead.



Wrap it Up
Ceilings truly are a blank canvas for your creative expression (bonus: you don’t have to worry about smudgy fingerprints or furniture nicks). And painting your ceiling is a budget-friendly way to give any room in your home a new, inviting look. With a stunning ceiling to look at, it’ll be easy to keep your chin up!



One Final Ceiling Colour Tip
Use flat-sheen paint for the best effect. Benjamin Moore Waterborne Ceiling paint has been specially formulated for an ultra-flat finish. It absorbs light, and has the lowest reflective quality of any ceiling paint on the market, so it hides imperfections and prevents light from bouncing off in distracting directions, leaving you nothing but pure, beautiful colour overhead.

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