11 Reasons to Paint Your Ceiling Black

I grew up believing that ceilings had to be white – or, at the very least, a paler version of the wall color. Black ceilings? It sounded like something only a rebellious teenager would do.

But after perusing some of the ebony-colored ceilings on Houzz, I gotta confess that I’m a convert. Black ceilings can hide a multitude of sins, call attention to something you want to emphasize or instill a touch of drama. (Let’s see ol’ Navajo White try to pull off some of those tricks.)

If the little black dress is the ne plus ultra of fashion, then the little black ceiling is the enfant terrible of decor — a mischievous little devil that provokes instead of placates, and makes any room a little bit special.

Here are 11 Reasons to Consider Painting Your Ceiling Black

1. To Make a Ceiling Look Lower

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McGill Design Group Inc.

2. To Echo Other Elements in the Room

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Fiddlehead Design Group, LLC

3. Because the Rest of the Room is Black and White

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Martha O’Hara Interiors

4. Because the Walls are Black

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Philip Nimmo Design

5. To Define an Area

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Griffin Enright Architects

6. To Make a Ceiling Look Taller

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Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

7. To Conceal a Mess

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Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

8. To Add Drama

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Jamie Laubhan-Oliver

9. Because You’re a Rebellious Teenager

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michelle williams interiors

10. To Emphasize Trim

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Atmosphere Interior Design Inc.

11. To Draw Attention to a View

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Bagnato Architecture & Interiors

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