Most ceilings are painted white, to match the trim & doors of a space. If your ceiling is stucco, then by all means paint it white. Otherwise, in contemporary spaces, why not use a tint of the wall colour, either at 25 or 50%. This will visually heighten the sense of space in the room, by blurring the division between the wall & ceiling.
It’s also a wonderful trick if there is no crown molding, because the line between the wall & the ceiling isn’t so harsh. Otherwise, your eye stops at the line & visually lowers the ceiling.
If you would like to bring your ceiling down visually, so it is more in scale with the room or if you want the room to feel cozier, then painting the ceiling a darker colour than the wall will do just that.
Confused on what colour to paint your walls & ceiling? Suze Interiors, a Vancouver based Interior Decorating & Home Staging company will come to your home & help you pick the perfect colours for your space. Call today to book your colour consultation. 604.733.5015