This stunningly beautiful bedroom was designed by Brian Gluckstein for the Princess Margaret Lottery Show Home. The mauve, gray and cream colour scheme combination inspired us.
Did you grow up believing that ceilings had to be white — or, at the very least, a paler version of the wall color.
Dark ceilings, even black ones…can hide a multitude of sins, call attention to something you want to emphasize or instill a touch of drama.
Here are some reasons to consider painting your ceiling black.
To add drama. Take away the furnishings and finishes in this room, and you’ve got a pretty humble plasterboard box. The black ceiling adds architectural interest where none existed and makes the space feel far more interesting.
To draw attention to a view. Sure, this view would be beautiful even if the ceiling were white. But notice how the black surface draws your eyes toward the vista, kind of like a red carpet unfurling in front of you?
To conceal a mess. It can be tough to hide all the ductwork in a basement ceiling. Covering it with drywall can rob you of precious headroom (not to mention money). An inexpensive solution is to paint the whole thing black. It won’t eliminate the problem entirely, but it’ll make the mechanics far less prominent without lowering the ceiling’s height.
To make a ceiling look taller. Sounds like a contradiction, right? But when you can’t see the boundaries of a room, it can appear bigger. This is especially true if you paint the tops of the walls black as well.
Because the walls are black. If you’re going to take the plunge and paint your walls black, do you really want to wimp out on the ceiling? The bedroom here is dramatic and supremely sexy, but it wouldn’t have worked half as well without the black ceiling.
The same holds true for this bath. Since bathrooms are self-contained spaces, and people don’t usually spend a great deal of time in them, they’re an excellent place to try something a little bit daring.
Because the rest of the room is black and white. Chaplin, houndstooth, The New Yorker — some things just look better in black and white. In this case the black ceiling is a nice echo of the black floor, and the stringent motif makes the few touches of color pop.
This post is a tip for our customers, because we love you so much. If you can’t afford to wallpaper your entire powder room, don’t give up…there is hope.
Installing wainscotting or even a chair rail, means you only need to install paper from half way up the wall to the ceiling.
By now we all know that gray is the new black of home decor. It’s neutral, still warm without any yellow or orange undertones and is extremely calming. This warm gray AF-715 Dolphin is from Benjamin Moore’s Affinity Colour Collection and it is a classic.
This bathroom is stunning and the wall tile is the jumping off point, its where the wall colour came from and ties in the creamy counter tops.
These barn doors have been painted out in AF-715 Dolphin, so much warmer than the traditional white doors.
We love how the lower cabinets and island in this open concept kitchen have been painted out in AF-715 Dolphin. Looks great with the white walls and warm hardwood floors.
This home has been transformed by this classic gray AF-715 Dolphin and fresh white trim/garage doors. A house suitable of the Hamptons, in Ontario.
We love this soft and elegant gray 1577 Artic Gray by Benjamin Moore, it so soft it almost glows.
It’s hard to find soft silver neutral tones that mesh well together.
Below we have collected 10 off whites to soft grays that look fantastic in kitches, bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Painting your bathroom cabinetry can be a simple and cost effective way to update your space. Try 2108-50 Silver Fox in Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE paint is perfectly formulated to get the job done, making for a quick and easy DIY. (Brown Eyed Fox)
Pair a green-gray, like 2142-50 Gray Mirage, with a creamy neutral such as 2143-60 Moonlight White in Aura Bath & Spa to create a soothing and classic effect.
Eastern Mist (for Kohler)
Inspired by the swelling blend of misty blues that line the sea and sky along the eastern seaboard, this beautiful palette features pale greens and blues. Light earthy tones add to the fresh, tranquil feel. In this bathroom, the walls are painted in HC-171 Wickham Gray using Aura Bath & Spa. The ceiling is painted in AF-5 Frostine using Waterborne Ceiling Paint.
This dreamy laundry room’s cabinetry is painted in CSP-5 Perspective Benjamin Moore.