By Alyssa Clough

Published on March 24, 2016

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Photography by JANAE HARDY VIA A BEAUTIFUL MESS

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. 

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Photography by INSIDE CLOSET

In case you haven’t noticed, we love incorporating pops of yellow (like this pale ceiling) into any room.

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Photography by DESIGNMEETSTYLE.COM

A pink ceiling pairs perfectly with this colorful and eclectic living room.

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Photography by 47 PARK AVENUE

The clean contrast between the white walls and black ceiling allows for the colorful seating (and mirrors!) to really stand out.

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Photography by BHG.COM

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? 

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Photography by ALCRO.SE

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. 

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Photography by ABBY JIU VIA THEGLITTERGUIDE.COM

Hate your textured ceiling? No matter, just paint over it. We love the idea of accenting your hallway instead of a larger room.

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Photography by ALEC HEMER FOR LONNY MAGAZINE

Painting your ceiling doesn’t have to be bold or bright. This white and gray space feels totally mature and serene.

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Photography by ARCHIMIR.RU

The rug really puts the finishing touch on this tiny space. Just think about how boring it would be if the ceiling was white!

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Photography by FARROW & BALL

Your child’s room doesn’t have to be frilly and filled with pastels. This slanted maroon ceiling proves that. 

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Photography by SERENA AND LILY

Take a design risk and paint one big stripe, carrying it through your ceiling, wall, AND floor. 

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Photography by BEELDPUNT.COM

Painting your ceiling is an easy way to bring color into a neutral room while keeping your walls white. 

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Photography by CHRIS STOUT-HAZARD VIA APARTMENT THERAPY

Don’t think “painting your ceiling” has to be contained to just your ceiling. Start a few feet down for added color.

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Photography by WELKE.NL

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… 

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Photography by ROGER DAVIES VIA ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

I guess having beautiful wood ceilings is just another thing to add to our design dream list. 

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Photography by PLATHCO.COM

Bring brightness into your nursery with a glossy orange. 

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Photography by CLAIREBRODYDESIGNS.COM

This white, chartreuse, and deep teal color pairing is more sophisticated than we expected. 

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Photography by COURTNEY BURNETT FOR DAVE FOX DESIGN BUILD

A good workaround to bringing color into a bathroom you can’t retile is to paint the ceiling!

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Photography by BHG.COM

We’re not exactly sure what texture this ceiling is, but we’re going to tell ourselves it’s glitter. A light purple glitter.

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Photography by MALCOLMDUFFIN.CO.UK

Before you freak out, know this is wallpaper. But even so, commence freak out! 

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Photography by TILTON FENWICK VIA VOGUE

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.

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Photography by D. GILBERT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR DISC INTERIORS

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.

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Photography by ELSTUDIOARCH.COM

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.

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Photography by WILLIAM WALDRON FOR ELLE DECOR

Stripes in all the right places.

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Photography by FARROW & BALL

Throw in the crown molding AND match it to the table cloth. Why not?

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Photography by BEPPE BRANCATO

We never knew we wanted a slanted, herringbone ceiling in our home, but we do now.

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Photography by FLOTO + WARNER VIA ELLE DECOR ITALIA

Imagine laying in bed, looking at the reflection of the New York City skyline on your cement ceiling.

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Photography by PINTEREST

It’s like a watercolor painting is dripping down the walls!

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Photography by WILLIAM WALDRON FOR ELLE DECOR

This modern color pairing has us feeling so ’70s-inspired. 

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Photography by LONNY MAGAZINE

This lime green ceiling completely ties together the rustic, bohemian vibes of the space.

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Photography by JORDI SURROCA VIA ELLE DECOR ITALIA

We love how the gray floors sandwich the white walls and other neutral decor.

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Photography by LAUREN ANN PHOTOGRAPHY VIA 100LAYERCAKELET.COM

Painted ceilings don’t necessarily have to be statements. Take for instance, this pale pink hue.

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Photography by LONNY MAGAZINE

Everything about this black and white bohemian living room feels bold—in a good way.

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Photography by BHG.COM

Why isn’t a bold yellow paint color the most popular for nurseries? It’s certainly the most cheery!

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Photography by LONNY MAGAZINE

This design would make us dizzy if it wasn’t so shabby chic-meets-graphic. 

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Photography by LUC ROYMANS FOR SCULP(IT)

This ceiling paired with this fireplace is a modern romantic mashup. The marble? The painted brick? We’re impressed.

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Photography by LMINTERIORDESIGN.COM

If you’re ever afraid of overdecorating, just think of this room and keep going!

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Photography by MYSCANDINAVIANHOME.COM

All of these matte neutrals have us rethinking our go-to color palettes.

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Photography by STYLE-FILES.COM

Next time you search for a new home, picture these ceiling beams. 

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