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7 Tricks with Ceiling Paint

By Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG

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Ceilings represent one-sixth of a room's space but are often ignored or get nothing more than a coat of white paint. White has traditionally been the choice for ceilings, yet if you're willing to step out of the box, using color on the ceiling can add drama and excitement to your home's interior.

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Make the Ceiling Lighter

A ceiling lighter than the walls typically makes a room feel brighter and more spacious. A white ceiling tends to disappear, calling attention to the room's furnishings and walls, and offsetting highly saturated wall color, making the walls look crisp.

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