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5 Ceiling Ideas That Will Make You Want To Look Up

Not all modern interior design trends are easy to adopt without considering a remodel of some degree. But one modern wall decor trend that’s sweeping the design world is incorporating an unlikely place into the design scheme: the ceiling. Look up and don’t miss out on ways to bring your ceiling in on this trend. From subtle to popping, here are our top ceiling color ideas.

Liven Up Neutrals

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A zesty yellow adds a punch of unexpected color to this predominately white kitchen with grey accents, like the pair of Kartell Spoon Stools. Here, painting a ceiling a bright color is a great option if adding color seems daunting.

High Gloss Finish

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Reflect light and spread cheer by painting your ceiling in a glossy color. Whether bright or neutral, the high gloss finish will reflect the light in the room, both natural and from any added lighting. This modern nursery pulls its orange accent color from the ceiling down into the room, with an Eames Upholstered Rocker in Hopsak Orange and the drawer of a side table.

Lower High Ceilings

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A dark color helps to lower high ceilings, especially if you bring the color down onto the wall, like in this home office designed by Carine Harrington. The dark and stormy color provides the perfect backdrop for a Flos 2097 Pendant Chandelier.

Give Your Room Height

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Or, make lower ceilings appear taller by painting the ceiling white and the walls a pale neutral color. This traditional space utilizes light grey walls and a white ceiling to bring height to the room. This space is filled with mid century classics in neutral shades, like a Saarinen Womb Chair and a pair of Risom Lounge Chairs, to maintain the effect of the ceiling.

Paint a Playful Pattern

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Give your nursery an unexpected twist by painting a playful pattern onto the ceiling, like this circus inspired pattern. The pattern radiates out from a sleek Minka Aire Concept 52 Ceiling Fan in a, providing plenty of visual impact.

All you need is your imagination, a day, some paint or wall paper and you can have a fresh modern update to any space.

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Stephanie Weldon

Stephanie is a member of the Social Marketing Team. She has an endless curiosity for the why and how things work. Previously a Visual Merchandiser as well as a Costume Designer, she recently resettled in California from New York. Combining her background with her passion for arts, travel, and great design, she has found her way to Y and her love for sharing why great design is at the heart of great style!

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