Painting Your Ceiling and Walls the Same Color
If you’re thinking about painting your ceiling and walls the same color, it’s important to know that dark or light paint colors work best depending on the type and size of room you’re painting. Medium paint tones don’t work as well, so skip these hues unless you want to try a different technique.
Painting Your Ceiling a Lighter Color Than the Walls
When you paint your ceiling a lighter color, it can make the walls of the room feel higher and your space look larger. The standard technique of painting ceilings lighter than walls is to whiten your wall paint with a ratio of 80 percent white paint to 20 percent color.
Painting Your Ceiling a Darker Color Than the Walls
If you’re thinking about painting your ceiling a darker color than the walls, the technique can be ideal if you want to go for a slight contrast between your walls and ceiling, or if you want a high-contrast look in a white-walled room.
Should I Paint My Ceiling White?
Even with a plethora of interior paint colors to choose from, you may simply want to paint your ceiling white. For decades, white paint on ceilings has been considered the best choice — and the safest. You can count on a fresh coat of white paint to cover candle smoke, cooking oils and sunlight stains, and brightening up the room below.