Should I choose 1 color or 2? Should I stick with neutrals or go bold? Which color should I put on which wall? What if I don’t like it once it’s painted? Should I paint the ceiling?
We’re all so afraid of paint and painting. It’s difficult for us to make a decision that we don’t second guess when it comes to paint. It just feels so… permanent! Luckily, it’s not and I want to encourage you to be daring with your paint choices and paint your nursery ceilings.
Nate Berkus recently recommended a viewer of The Nate Show to paint her bedroom ceilings a few shades lighter than the lightest color in the room to make it more inviting. Picking a light color for your ceilings can also make the room feel bigger.
If your room is painted in a light color you want to do what people in the ‘biz’ call ground the room. If the ceilings are white and the walls are painted in a light color, most of the time the room feels like it’s floating in space. Painting the ceiling is the solution to that problem. Consider a bold color for contrast and high impact.
Image sources, clockwise from top left: Young House Love, Liz Williams Interiors ( via Sundquist Homes ), unknown, Sharon Taylor Designs, Francois Dischinger/Domino (via Apartment Therapy) and unknown.