Albert Hadley used an iridescent paint technique to create a dramatic and almost hologram or tea paper effect thereby bringing light into an otherwise dark room.
Rooms enveloped in all the same color can be striking ~ in that the lines are blurred. Where do the walls end and the ceiling begin? It makes a room look larger or extends the height of a ceiling, not to mention how dramatic it is.
The trim delineates the space beautifully but still envelopes you in coziness
You can really see with this mural how the boundaries of the room have disappeared
They certainly don't have to be the same color. There's a huge wow factor in a more unexpected approach. Note that the color on the ceiling relates to the room as a whole. The color is repeated somewhere.
Wallpaper has made a big comeback, and applying it to the ceiling makes perfect sense. I love this look! Designers are challenging old rules. Look how dynamite this looks in a kitchen.
The circular patterned paper overhead, speaks to the waves beyond
|Lora Barbara Lemon & Chris Myers via Elle Decor|
Texture can be compelling too. Grasscloth, mica, and plaster all make this often overlooked fifth wall vibrant and thought of, not overlooked like it sometimes can. There is the case for leaving the ceiling white in a lot of instances, but that's for another post.
Don't overlook your ceiling ~ embellish it!