Paint ceiling

AlliegatoDecember 28, 2010

Hello, I'm looking for some advice on ceiling paint. My living room walls are BM Rush and my ceiling is an off white. I am thinking of painting the ceiling the same color as the walls, maybe lightened 50%. I am hoping to make the ceilings look taller but am worried the room might feel too boxed in. I attached a link so you can see how the room looks currently. Any suggestions?

Here is a link that might be useful: Living Room picture

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Alliegato

Oops. Meant BM Hush, not Rush :)

    Bookmark   December 28, 2010 at 3:16PM
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Lori A. Sawaya

I'd paint that ceiling the same color as the walls - Hush is a really pretty color, btw.

If it felt boxed in, I'd be really surprised. In this room, I think the effect will be the exact opposite. My guess is Hush on the ceiling and walls will bring a sense of cohesiveness and continuity. Which could result in your perceiving a higher ceiling.

Eliminating the line of contrast at the ceiling - even tho it is very slight - is how it's going to deliver that perception of a higher ceiling.

Love the pops of orange and turquoise - very cool.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2010 at 10:44PM
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denali2007

I painted one of my bedrooms BM Hush and the ceiling also an Affinity color called Constellation. It's a hint of blue. I've used it with several colors throughout the house.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2011 at 9:34AM
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