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  • Writer's pictureGwen Canfield

5 Ceiling Paint Colors We Love

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

Color doesn't have to be limited to walls! Elevate your space with just the right hue for your ceiling.

From bold blues to calming greens and every shade in between, the ceiling color you choose can make a room feel brighter, cover imperfections, create a cozy space or even make a dramatic statement.


Featured Colors: Billiard Green SW 0016 (Ceiling), Jazz Age Coral SW 0058 (Doors) Photo Courtesy of @laurenashleyelder and @lesliebrownphotography.

A strong, historic color such as Billiard Green on your ceiling is an impressive way to introduce classic contrast and intrigue to brighter, airier spaces like sunrooms. The rich shade of green works particularly well if your space has warm textures like wood and leather or earth-colored elements such as terra cotta floor tiling. Accenting the bold green with subtle hints of a softer color like Jazz Age Coral adds playful charm to a room grounded in historic style.



Featured Colors: Extra White SW 7006 (Ceiling), Homburg Gray SW 7622 (Accent Wall) Photo @spetrichhome

It’s the classic standard for a reason. Opting for a white ceiling hue like Extra White means that almost any wall color you choose will pair harmoniously. Another plus: white ceilings reflect a lot of light, which can make your space feel brighter and more open.



Featured Colors: Quietude SW 6212 (Ceiling), Dover White SW 6385 (Walls) Photo @hatcliffconstruction

Take a deep breath in and out while you allow the cool, light green hue of Quietude to bring a sense of rejuvenation to your space. Try this green color on the ceiling in places where you can unwind — think sipping coffee on a welcoming, walled-in porch or taking a luxurious soak in a bright bathroom. For the wall color, Quietude pairs well with the warm, sun-splashed charm found in Dover White.



Featured Colors: Tricorn Black SW 6258 (Ceiling), Dorian Gray SW 7017 (Walls), Eider White SW 7014 (Trim)

Photo @highland.haven

Tricorn Black brings a tall ceiling back down to the ground. While white ceilings tend to make a room feel larger, choosing this never-boring black makes a strong, purposeful connection between floor, walls and ceiling — perfect for a comfy bedroom or an intimate living room. As an added bonus, since Tricorn Black is a true black, it will perfectly pair with any undertone for your walls and trim.



Featured Colors: Offbeat Green SW 6706 (Ceiling), Starboard SW 6755 (Walls)

Photo @whilefloriansleeps

Prefer to march to the beat of your own drum? A surprising shade like Offbeat Green can make anyone look twice. Going bold still needs some ground rules, so try to complement a daring ceiling color like Offbeat Green with a deeper, more saturated hue that sits next to it on the color wheel such as a blue green like Starboard. Embrace your inner maximalist by pairing this stunning color with plenty of eclectic artwork, varying textures and mixed materials.


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