Statement walls are cool, but statement ceilings are falling farther in our favor—especially this soft lavender hue. Read on for 40 painted ceilings that might even inspire you to redo your space.
Fiddleleaf Tree, Potter's Jar Antique Clay
The Corby Clock
photography by JANAE HARDY VIA A BEAUTIFUL MESS
In case you haven't noticed, we love incorporating pops of yellow (like this pale ceiling) into any room.
Davis 48" Brushed Silver Wall Shelf
FSC Teak Large Rectangular Cutting Board with Well
photography by INSIDE CLOSET
A pink ceiling pairs perfectly with this colorful and eclectic living room.
Empress Upholstered Sofa
Giacobbe Coffee Table
Juliana Area Rug
London Narrow Short Glass Hurricane Candle Holder
photography by DESIGNMEETSTYLE.COM
The clean contrast between the white walls and black ceiling allows for the colorful seating (and mirrors!) to really stand out.
Monolith Gold Leaf Lamp
Lime Green Leather Pouf
photography by 47 PARK AVENUE
Pro tip: Make sure the color of your ceiling is located in other decor items in your room. See the red legs of the piano bench, the lampshade, and roses in the painting?
Reade Stripe Dhurrie Navy/Chambray Area Rug
Bordeaux Dining Table
Knicker Chair in White
Versailles Sunburst Mirror
photography by BHG.COM
This pastel space feels more modern than childish due to the sophisticated furniture and decor—but the palette would look equally as pleasing in a nursery as it does this bar space.
Shale 2 Drawer / 2 Door Dresser in Walnut
Stumpy Side Table
Tall White Vase
Triple Gourd Vase
Mananasi Candle Holder
photography by ALCRO.SE
Hate your textured ceiling? No matter, just paint over it. We love the idea of accenting your hallway instead of a larger room.
Sunburst Antiqued Gold Mirror
Navy Tribal-Inspired Chevron Custom Throw Pillow
Glass Toffee Lamp
photography by ABBY JIU VIA THEGLITTERGUIDE.COM
Painting your ceiling doesn't have to be bold or bright. This white and gray space feels totally mature and serene.
Caleb Club Chair
Sullivan Floor Mirror
Dip Dyed Stools
Ava King Bed
photography by ALEC HEMER FOR LONNY MAGAZINE
The rug really puts the finishing touch on this tiny space. Just think about how boring it would be if the ceiling was white!
Library Ladder with Galvanized Shelf
Hand-knotted Anatolian Overdyed Teal Wool Rug 3'8" x 6'8"
Strut Medium Table - White
Engage Upholstered Sofa
photography by ARCHIMIR.RU
Your child's room doesn't have to be frilly and filled with pastels. This slanted maroon ceiling proves that.
Hand Tufted Quarto Pelt Faux Sheepskin Rug
Flashlight Table Lamp
photography by FARROW & BALL
Take a design risk and paint one big stripe, carrying it through your ceiling, wall, AND floor.
Charles Grande Sofa
Essex Ottoman - White Linen
One Light Mini-Pendant
Silk Velvet Pillow -Teal/Green
Simple Linen Lumbar Pillow
photography by SERENA AND LILY
Painting your ceiling is an easy way to bring color into a neutral room while keeping your walls white.
odyssey white dining table
Lippa White Dining Side Chair
Sheldon 3L Iron Pendant
Paramount Large Sofa
photography by BEELDPUNT.COM
Don't think "painting your ceiling" has to be contained to just your ceiling. Start a few feet down for added color.
Miramar Slipcovered Sofa
Kyra in Pink Pillow
Crosby Schoolhouse Floor Lamp - White -Threshold
Hitch Bookshelf Starter Kit - White w White Shelves
photography by CHRIS STOUT-HAZARD VIA APARTMENT THERAPY
Who knew white, wood, and a true green make such a great color combo? The metallic light fixture and sketch portrait certainly don't hurt, either...
Event Wood Dining Table
Becca Dining Chair – Black Leather
photography by WELKE.NL
I guess having beautiful wood ceilings is just another thing to add to our design dream list.
Hollis Cocktail Table
Toro Lounge Chair - Day
photography by ROGER DAVIES VIA ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST
Bring brightness into your nursery with a glossy orange.
The Fort Knox Pendant Lamp
photography by PLATHCO.COM
This white, chartreuse, and deep teal color pairing is more sophisticated than we expected.
Standard Schoolhouse Queen Bed
Bronson 5-Drawer Chest
photography by CLAIREBRODYDESIGNS.COM
A good workaround to bringing color into a bathroom you can't retile is to paint the ceiling!
photography by COURTNEY BURNETT FOR DAVE FOX DESIGN BUILD
We're not exactly sure what texture this ceiling is, but we're going to tell ourselves it's glitter. A light purple glitter.
The Saffle Bench
Glass Black/White Lamp
Before you freak out, know this is wallpaper. But even so, commence freak out!
photography by MALCOLMDUFFIN.CO.UK
This regal space is almost too much to handle. The glossy finish on the royal blue ceiling perfectly compliments the natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Bank Mink Velvet Bench
Carter Task Floor Lamp
Sertena Gold Leaf Bamboo Side Table
photography by TILTON FENWICK VIA VOGUE
Beige and peach is our new favorite nursery color combination. The light wood and '70s-inspire print in the drapes and pouf make it even better.
Jewel Tone Dappled Watercolor Custom Pouf
Astrid 6 Drawer Dresser
photography by D. GILBERT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR DISC INTERIORS
The designers of this bathroom could have easily left the ceiling white, but we're glad they didn't. The bold, bluish-teal shade adds just the right amount of color into this sophisticated space.
photography by ELSTUDIOARCH.COM
Stripes in all the right places.
photography by WILLIAM WALDRON FOR ELLE DECOR
Throw in the crown molding AND match it to the table cloth. Why not?
Flynn Table Lamp
We never knew we wanted a slanted, herringbone ceiling in our home, but we do now.
photography by BEPPE BRANCATO
Imagine laying in bed, looking at the reflection of the New York City skyline on your cement ceiling.
Cornet Clip-On Lamp - Porcelain Matt
Curve Upholstered California King Bed
photography by FLOTO + WARNER VIA ELLE DECOR ITALIA
It's like a watercolor painting is dripping down the walls!
photography by PINTEREST
This modern color pairing has us feeling so '70s-inspired.
The Levanger Arm Chair
Anzio Purple Area Rug
This lime green ceiling completely ties together the rustic, bohemian vibes of the space.
Hush Bed - King
An Orchid, Black Frame
photography by LONNY MAGAZINE
We love how the gray floors sandwich the white walls and other neutral decor.
One Light Pendant
Braided Wool Heathered Grey Area Rug
Right Round 52" Marble Dining Table
photography by JORDI SURROCA VIA ELLE DECOR ITALIA
Painted ceilings don't necessarily have to be statements. Take for instance, this pale pink hue.
Nevada Dark Grey Area Rug
photography by LAUREN ANN PHOTOGRAPHY VIA 100LAYERCAKELET.COM
Everything about this black and white bohemian living room feels bold—in a good way.
Hanging Rattan Chair
Storup Floor Lamp
Why isn't a bold yellow paint color the most popular for nurseries? It's certainly the most cheery!
Matteo Rocking Chair
This design would make us dizzy if it wasn't so shabby chic-meets-graphic.
This ceiling paired with this fireplace is a modern romantic mashup. The marble? The painted brick? We're impressed.
Monroe Mid-Century Upholstered Sofa
photography by LUC ROYMANS FOR SCULP(IT)
If you're ever afraid of overdecorating, just think of this room and keep going!
Marco de Cruz
Brooklyn Dining Table
photography by LMINTERIORDESIGN.COM
All of these matte neutrals have us rethinking our go-to color palettes.
Saro Dining Table in Ash Grey
Nikos Pendant Lamp Silver
photography by MYSCANDINAVIANHOME.COM
Next time you search for a new home, picture these ceiling beams.
Hover Lounge Chair
Cargo 6-Drawer Dresser (White)
photography by STYLE-FILES.COM