Largely known as ‘the fifth wall’, the ceiling is an often underused and overlooked surface, although it can provide a blank canvas for your creativity.
With a bit of paint and a little imagination, a colourful ceiling can work wonders, whether creating a cocooning effect, zoning a space or picking out architectural features – not to mention adding a talking point. Better still, it can make your ceiling look higher and your room feel bigger, while adding an element of playfulness to proceedings. All of which is sure to spark conversation among friends and family.
There are a variety of techniques to consider, from complementing with the same colour on the walls to defining with a divider line and contrasting with the shade below, although there really is no right or wrong way once you’ve mastered the art of application.
Here, we provide inspiration for painting your ceiling, together with a step-by-step guide on how to quickly and easily achieve the look in your own home.
Above all, experiment and have fun.