Painting Tray Ceiling

Old 04-28-08, 02:40 PM
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Painting Tray Ceiling

First post/Several Questions. 1) What's the advantage to painting ceilings all white aside from light refraction & making the room look bigger? 2) On a tray ceiling would it look ok to paint the middle of the ceiling a taupe, beige, or linen color; then paint the tray area white? Plan to paint the room in the same shade as the middle of the ceiling. Pure white for the color I'd like to use on the base boards and trim. Closet/interior doors are white.
Old 04-28-08, 05:24 PM
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There are no set rules when it comes to paint colors. While painting the tray the same as the rest of the ceiling is the norm, they do get painted colors sometimes. Often the color is the same or 1/2 formula of the wall color.

There is no reason not to experiment with colors the worst that can happen is you don't like it and have to paint it over again. When it comes to making changes to your homes appearance - paint is one of the cheaper items
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This is the Designers area of expertise. What you are saying would work IMHO. Most designers like a drop or two of tint in there white. Also I like all woodwork in the entire house the same white or off white. Hope this helps.

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