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Old 03-06-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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Paint my ceiling as a 5th wall?

I have a living room, 13x23...I just blue boarded over an existing popcorn celing. It is now a smooth ceiling, just under 7'. There are 5 beams that run the 13' span. I have 6 windows & 2 doorways. As for lighting, plenty during the day but there is no hard wired lighting in the room, only 2 table lamps...

I want to paint the ceiling the same yellow/gold color as the walls, painting all trim & beams a lighter shade of the yellow/gold. Will painting the ceiling the same color of the walls make the room feel smaller, or even dull? All other rooms in the house have white ceilings.

Should I look to keep the flat part of the ceiling white and keep the trim the lighter yellow/gold color, or even paint the veams white?

Thoughts? Suggestions?


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Old 03-07-2009, 05:02 PM   #2
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A lot of views, no replies...I'll take that as not a good call on painting the ceiling yellow, I guess.


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Old 03-07-2009, 05:06 PM   #3
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7' ceiling.. not even legal? If you like it it's fine. I normally use a light color of the same paint color and a flat on the ceiling. Very rarely use white. And darker beams and trim. Compliment the yellow with a brown or green on the trim.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:40 PM   #4
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Everyone has their own taste of colors and whether or not the room will seem too small especially with a 7' ceiling. Try it and see for yourself. Then if you don't like it paint the ceiling white which you will probably need two coats. White gives the room a sort of lift by making it seem larger. As for the beams a medium brown will look just fine.

The two lamps you have should have the daylight bulbs in them and not the soft white. soft white will make the room look dull and dingy.

This is only my opinion for I have never painted such a color on all walls and ceiling. I always used a white ceiling to brighten up the room.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:05 AM   #5
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I like ceilings a few shades lighter than the wall color, in a flat paint - not white.
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