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Instant Drama: Painting Your Ceilings Black

An article this weekend on Houzz.com listed 11 reasons to paint your celing black. Reader feedback was somewhat mixed (“Love the photos but I am not that brave” was one of the top comments) but we love the look!

And we’ve done it ourselves:

In this client’s powder room, we paired a black ceiling with ivory and white Graham and Brown wallpaper (Pattern: Vintage Flock). The crystal petite chandelier positively sparkles against the Benjamin Moore Twilight Zone ceiling.

The black ceiling works for a number of reasons.

Most importantly, the client loves this look and has many black and white accents in the nearby kitchen. In addition, the wallpaper and ceiling add a bit of unexpected drama to a room with beautiful but neutral finish choices.

The black ceiling connects the wallpaper with the rest of the room and makes the design feel finished. The tall creamy wainscoting keeps the combination from feeling oppressive. A bold choice yes, but one that makes a lot of sense!

Here are a few of our favorite examples from the Houzz article:

Reason No. 2: To Emphasize Trim.  Stunning!


Reason No. 3: To Make a Ceiling Look Lower. This room would look completely different with a plain ceiling.


Reason No. 5: To add drama. The tall curtains and black ceiling make up for too-low windows and boring architecture.


Reason No. 9: To define an area. What an ingenious way to add visual interest to an open floor plan.


On Trend: Wallpaper for a Grand Entrance

Wallpaper may suddenly feel fun and fresh, but adding it to your home’s decor isn’t a decision to make lightly. Practically speaking, it can be challenging to work wallcoverings into an existing space that may already have heavily patterned rugs or bold window coverings. We’ve written about the allure of trying textured wallpaper, and why bathrooms… Continue Reading

On Trend: Bold Wallpaper in a Small Bath

There’s no denying that wallpaper is back, and a relatively simple way to add color and whimsy to your interior spaces. But not every room may be wallpaper-ready. That’s why a small bath can be the perfect spot for a wallcovering that introduces bold pattern or color (or both!). Recently, we worked with a client… Continue Reading

On Trend: Easing Back Into Wallpaper

If you’ve ever spent hours (days? weeks?) scraping off old and ugly wallpaper, you may be understandably hesitant to embrace its resurgence. But wallpaper is undeniably back. It’s all over the design magazines, from bold patterns to metallics to full mural installations. If you still aren’t sure, consider using wallpaper to add texture to a… Continue Reading