Add Drama with Black Ceilings.

Last week I shared with you some pretty amazing white painted floors so this week I thought I would take you to the dark side and share with you my new obsession with black painted ceilings. This dramatic design element can do great thing for all different kind of spaces with such little effort

Because a black ceiling almost disappears it gives the feeling of infinite space. This can bring a high ceiling down and force low ceilings up.

via Johan Kalen photography

via Johan Kalen photography

For the same reason a black ceiling can also hide a multitude of sins. You often see this technique used in restaurants or lofts where all the mechanical elements are exposed. Paint them all black and they just seem to blend in.

A black ceiling can also add drama to an otherwise un-architectural space. A basic square room with a flat ceiling suddenly become a whole lot more interesting.

Black Ceilings from 47 Park Avenue

Black Ceilings from 47 Park Avenue

The opposite is also true, if you have great architectural trim work in white painting everything else black will really make it pop!

What better way to tie together a space with lots of black elements together than with a crisp black ceiling.
Photo via Nordic Design

Photo via Nordic Design

No matter what you are trying to accomplish with a black ceiling it will always be dramatic.

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