Pretty Painted Ceiling Ideas

Hi all! Sorry for the few days of absence this week–still working on the site issues! Ack. But I’m back today with some pretty inspiration and something that I am dying to do. Painted Ceilings. And no they aren’t anything new, but it would be semi-new to me. I am craving something different. I just have to decide which room and which color.

Here are some of my favorites that I pulled off of the www.

Goodness, I LOVE this black ceiling.

Black Painted Ceiling |

Image via DecorPad

And then this one. Are you seeing a trend here?

Black and White Room |

Image Via 47ParkAvenue

I am not a purple lover, but am intrigued by this one.

Purple Painted Ceiling |

Image Via This Old House

This celery green ceiling is pretty too.

Green Painted Ceiling |

Image via Southern Living

Orange anyone?

Orange Painted Ceiling |

And lastly….pink!

Pink Painted Ceiling |

Light Pink Painted Ceiling |

Sadly though, the orange and 2 pink rooms pictured above led me to bad sources on Pinterest. Hate that. I looked forever for original sources.

But what about that black and white and pink bathroom?? Even though ours would never look like that, it’s still perfect.

Painted Ceiling Ideas |

So can you tell I am itching to paint a ceiling? One minute I go from wanting pink, and then I want black. I’m all over the map.

What would you want to do in your own home? I used to bring up the wall color to the ceiling too, but I sort of got tired of that then craved white ceilings. That I still don’t have. It’s a sickness.



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  1. So funny to see trends come back around… Nine years ago I painted many ceilings in our house and loved it, but a couple years ago changed them all to bright white bc I have short ceiling :(. I also painted my Kitchen Ceiling purple in my last home thirteen years ago and loved it at the time. You gotta have tall ceilings for dark colors though (I did then) bc it really makes them feel lower… but I loved it!

  2. Love a painted ceiling. Young House Love has painted their daughter’s ceiling a light pink, however, they recently participated in Homearama in their area and painted the office in their home a bright blue. Love it.

  3. I am really surprised by how much I love the painted ceilings…. Giving me some ideas for our apartment!

  4. Another fan of painted ceilings. Love the black! Wouldn’t ever do that but that first one is beautiful. Love, love, love the green and the orange isn’t even bad.


  5. We are building a house right now! the decorator that the builder uses for picking everything out suggested painting the tray ceilings in our dining room and master bedroom black. The color is called sealskin. She said it will be beautiful….I’ll know in a few weeks ;)

  6. Years ago my bedroom ceiling was painted a light green. I repainted to white about 5 years ago
    I love that first pic with the black, but would be scared to death to do that. The ceiling medallion looks great in that picture.
    I think you should paint your daughters room ceiling pink to match the rest of the room.

  7. We had painted ceilings in our great room when we lived in Florida. They were painted a taupe color which matched the carpet. We had a glaze finish put on it which gave the ceiling a little bit of a shimmer. They were beautiful and everyone said it made our home look like a designer home.

    I’m totally for painted ceilings. After all, it is just paint and if you don’t like it, just paint over it! Go for it!!!

  8. I had painted a room all pink before, all over, and loved it. I am thinking of painted my kitchen ceiling and bathroom, sure they’re not high but I want color drama!

  9. Loving the painted ceilings! Especially pink and green! So cheerful!

  10. I love the celery green ceiling! Green is my favorite color.

  11. Kim Glasgow says:

    I love painted ceilings. I would like your opinion… I am in the process of painting my small powder room a pale turquoise (almost light blue). This room is about 3′ x 9/10′ with 8 foot ceilings and now windows. The trim is builder cream. Do you think I could pull off painting the ceiling the same color as the walls? I told my hubster I was going to and I got the biggest frown, yet I think I still might (Of course, he’s the one who hates colored anything… he wants wood cabinets, white walls, in other words BORING!!!!). Let me know what you think. Kim in Round Rock

    • I know you didn’t ask me for my opinion but I had painted my room years ago all pink, walls and ceiling. I loved it, but I would say that the darker the color is the darker and smaller the room will seem. It is more dramatic when only the ceiling is painted a strong dark color and not the walls.

      • Kim Glasgow says:

        Thank you so much for your opinion. I’m not opposed to hearing from others. My color isn’t all that dark, but I did worry about it because the ceiling isn’t high and the room is so small with no windows. I have a darker turquoise on hand from a previous project and felt it was too dark for the small room so I opted for a much lighter color. Thanks again for giving me your input. :-)

    • I think it would look great Kim!

  12. I love that black ceiling. Really it seems to me that it makes the room look taller. I would love to paint my bedroom ceiling black.

  13. i need a suggestion from you. i am thinking of changing my room paint but don’t know which color will go best with the brown furniture. its adult room

  14. Pam Jones says:

    Love painted ceilings. Most of my house is too small. We did however build on to our house. My sun room is now high with beautiful almost cobalt blue ceiling.

  15. I think the black looks awesome in those photos! I had a black ceiling about 15 yrs ago I got tired of it too fast :( my current house I used molding on the ceiling in the dining room (part of the dining room is open to the living room) I painted inside the box the same taupe color I used on the walls… I’m in the process of repainting my living room and dining room right now, not sure if I am going to paint inside the ceiling box the same as the walls or a shade or two or three darker yet!

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  17. Nice idea, i actually really like the black ceiling with all white walls. What a way to add drama to a room, love it.

  18. Black ceiling? Or pink? I don’t know. How can you arrange lighting on black color?

  19. Hi, White ceiling is outdated alone anymore for gentler color. Thanks for the good article.


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