The ceiling is like the fifth wall in a room. It’s a blank canvas that can have just as much – if not more of an impact, in some cases – than any other wall in a space. Most people ignore it and opt for white, but if you are looking for a way to create a “wow” factor in a room, then the ceiling could be your ticket to doing just that.
A bold color on a ceiling can be even more impressive than the same color on the walls, simply because it is so unexpected. A neutral, subdued room can be totally transformed by a dramatic color or wallpaper on the ceiling. If you love a neutral space but want to do something wild, choosing to experiment with the ceiling is a great way to get the best of both worlds.
Here are 10 rooms with bold ceilings to give you some ideas and inspiration.
Bold Ceiling Inspiration
Emerald green transforms this entire dining room with one bold splash of color.
Source: Design Love Fest
The black ceiling creates a surreal effect in this eclectic living room.
Source: My Domaine
The pop of vibrant blue brings a lot of life and personality to this antique-filled bedroom.
Source: Design Sponge
What little girl wouldn’t love a hot pink ceiling in her bedroom?
The high gloss turquoise ceiling gives the effect of water above you in this lovely hallway.
Source: Thirty Six Months
For a touch of unexpected charm, a purple ceiling greets you.
Source: A Beautiful Mess
What a fun way to brighten up your shower!
Source: Dave Fox Design Build Remodelers
If color isn’t your thing, consider adding personality to your ceiling with a bold pattern.
Mix color and pattern with a wallpaper like the energetic one lining this hallway.
Source: Coco Kelley
At eye level, this hallway is charming yet very neutral – until you look up!
If you really want to make a splash in a room, do something fun to the ceiling.