It shouldn’t be a huge secret that the home improvement industry in the U.S. is booming. But, did you know it’s worth a whopping $367 billion?
Americans are definitely DIY-crazy. And why shouldn’t we be?
After all, who doesn’t love a little sprucing up to make a home feel brand-new again?
So, what projects are homeowners tackling the most? Bathroom, flooring, and painting are all at the top of the list.
In fact, one of the biggest trends right now is painted ceilings.
You probably haven’t given much thought to painting your ceilings before, but it sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Plus, you can finally get rid of all that popcorn mess!
Take a look below at the four biggest trends to find out just how intriguing painted ceilings can be!
1. Paging Dr. Gray
If you look up at your ceiling right now, what color is it? Chances are, it’s white.
Now, there are plenty of scenarios where white works well. For instance, a beadboard look in a kitchen or bathroom reno looks superb. But, don’t discount gray.
Gray actually can give your room a wow factor in a few different ways.
If you pair a beautiful slate gray with a lighter shade on the walls, you’ll give your dining room or master bedroom a refined and stately update.
Gray can provide another antidote. It can make smaller rooms look larger.
Using the same combo of a darker painted ceiling and a lighter gray wall will make an eight-foot ceiling seem much higher.
2. Make a Statement
If choosing gray as your ceiling paint color isn’t a bold enough statement for you, what about a sunny yellow or deep purple?
Before you scoff at these ceiling paint ideas, there’s some psychology behind it.
The kitchen is one of the happiest rooms in your home. Why not make it even more cheerful and bright with a soft, non-mustard yellow ceiling? If you plan on refinishing your cabinets white, the stark contrast to the yellow will really pop.
Purple represents wisdom, mystery, and wealth — which makes it perfect for an office, study, or den. It’s also sure to get your guests talking, too.
3. Faux Stone
This one may be more for a painting contractor than a weekend DIYer. Faux stone is becoming a popular choice for painted ceilings for its luxurious look.
Gloss grays and browns painted to look like granite or natural stone is gorgeous in a formal dining room. It can also raise the wow factor in your outside room or patio entertaining space.
4. Theme It Up
Themes aren’t only for children’s rooms anymore. If you already have a nautical or Mediterranean theme throughout your house, kick it up a notch by painting your ceilings in shades of blue.
This works for any theme you’ve chosen. Use teal for Scandinavian, gold for a Harry Potter-inspired study, or moody purple for a Boho design.
Are You Ready to Get Started on Your Painted Ceilings?
Are you feeling inspired by these painted ceiling ideas? Maybe you want something a little more subtle — and that’s great too! Gloss white and robin egg blue aren’t the boldest colors, but they can say a lot.
Are you a little intimidated at the thought of painting your ceilings?
Keep in mind, DIY doesn’t always mean that you’re picking up a sledgehammer and knocking down walls. Sometimes, it means picking up a phone and reaching out to contractors to make sure the job’s done right.
That’s where we come in. At Fitzpatrick Painting, we handle everything from remodels to exterior paint.
Contact us today and find out how we can turn your house into your dream home.