Painting your Walls and Ceiling the Same Colour.

When it comes to decorating I push boundaries, not crazy boundaries but ones that I have found over the years are pretty transformative. I believe one of the single most important things you can do to a space to make it feel transformed, is to paint the ceiling the same colour as the walls.

It's a simple trick but one that always seems to scare people the most.

Below are just a couple of my convincing images, all the reason you could possibly want for painting your ceiling the same shade as your walls, right here. But just in case you need to convince any on-the-fence partners I’ve also included a little bit more detail around just why you should be painting your walls, ceilings and even skirting boards the same colour!  

Does it matter which room you do this in? Not at all. You can use this trick in any space to completely transform it -  no matter if that space is big, small, old and wonky, new and modern, poky or palatial. 

Whenever I recommend this – in interviews, to friends, clients, customers in the store, guests at the design school, strangers on the street (OK not quite, but I can be pretty evangelical when it comes to interiors), all these people scrunch up their faces in bewildered fear, and I always get the same flat “NO”.

Painting the ceiling the same colour as the walls in this room just took it to another level. Do not follow trends. Celebrate your own individuality and your home will ooze personality. I Promise! Ceiling and walls are painted in Crosby.

In my interior designer days I was constantly on the battlefield, trying to convince people into trusting me on this, to make them think outside the box and be a bit bolder. Sometimes it took a trip to my pad so they could see in real life just how transformative it is, and sometimes I shoved a zillion inspirational images under people’s noses until they finally caved in and went with it just to stop me! 

In my interior designer days I was constantly on the battlefield, trying to convince people into trusting me on this, to make them think outside the box and be a bit bolder. Sometimes it took a trip to my pad so they could see in real life just how transformative it is, and sometimes I shoved a zillion inspirational images under people’s noses until they finally caved in and went with it just to stop me! 

Painting the ceiling the same colour as the walls in this room just took it to another level. Do not follow trends. Celebrate your own individuality and your home will ooze personality. I Promise! Ceiling and walls are painted in Crosby.

Painting the ceiling the same colour as the walls in this room just took it to another level. Do not follow trends. Celebrate your own individuality and your home will ooze personality. I Promise! Ceiling and walls are painted in Crosby.

Why paint the ceiling the same colour as the walls?

I’ve done it in every single room of my pad, without fail – whether the room is painted inky Hudson Black, deep Madison Grey or a soothing Kelp and I can’t express how much of a difference it makes to the room.

But why do it? 

Well, when you paint the ceiling out, the eye is drawn up, lines blur and the space becomes more sophisticated somehow - grander. I should say this is even more true for a small room or a room with dark walls, where all too often there’s a massive contrast between the walls and ceiling. Who made up the rule that ceilings have to be white anyway?

Pushing the colour all the way around the room like this, enveloping it in your chosen shade, elongates the space especially if you’re working with a small room and an earthier colour. 

In tiny spaces, light colours show exactly where the room ends and emphasises how small the space is. When you go darker you get this beautiful shadow; your eye isn’t sure where the wall and ceiling ends or finishes. Not to mention that when you have one colour palette across your surfaces it makes the space feel more mysterious.

So to reiterate -painting the ceiling the same colour of the walls can help to:

-Make a room feel more luxurious and grand

-Elongate the size of the room

-Add a unique stamp of style in your home

-Enhance the sought after ‘cosy’ feel

-Make your space feel warmer and cocooning

That’s all the reason you could possibly want for painting your ceiling the same shade as your walls, right there. 

I just love inky, dark, sludgy, muddy, bottom of the lake earthy hues that never fail to cocoon and tantalise, whatever the season! My advice? Get them on your walls and ceilings.Take the plunge! Go out of your comfort zone - you won’t regret it.

Thinking of joining me?

It’s such a simple trick, but it’s weirdly the biggest obstacle I’ve faced time and time again. So now I’m trying it on you guys. Paint your ceiling out the same colour as your walls (no matter what colour your walls happen to be) and then stand back. 

The difference is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Don’t let your ceiling stay white and unloved and forgotten, it should join in the colour party with the walls! So tell me – have you painted your ceiling yet? If not, why not?

If you have done it, would you take it a step further? Paint your skirting boards the same colour as the walls and the ceiling

Find your ceiling and wall paint inspiration

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Check out my gorgeous collection of paint inspired by nature and designed to animate your home with their earthy and wild tones; the perfect backdrop to the story of life. Hemp is one of my favourites; it’s a deeply restorative colour that helps to create cosy bedrooms and living spaces that you’ll never want to leave. 

Find your ceiling and wall paint inspiration

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Check out my gorgeous collection of paint inspired by nature and designed to animate your home with their earthy and wild tones; the perfect backdrop to the story of life. Hemp is one of my favourites; it’s a deeply restorative colour that helps to create cosy bedrooms and living spaces that you’ll never want to leave. 

For more ceiling and wall paint inspiration, head over to my Instagram - there’s an abundance of home and styling tips to inspire you to be bold and create a cosy space for living life.

See the full Paint Collection

For more ceiling and wall paint inspiration, head over to my Instagram - there’s an abundance of home and styling tips to inspire you to be bold and create a cosy space for living life. 

See the full Paint Collection