People often ignore the ceilings in their home, especially in the bedroom. They do not realize that construction professionals sometimes paint the walls but leave the ceilings bare, especially when they are textured. The mud used to create the texture is weak when not coated with paint. The material will deteriorate faster and catch airborne dust and grime. It is important to paint the ceiling in every room of the home, even the bedroom. However, not every color or type of paint is ideal. Color can matter as much as the variety used.
Every ceiling in my northeastern Indiana home was bare, and I did not realize it until I decided to paint my bedroom blue. The ceilings were beautifully textured, but I could not tell that they had never been painted until I stood on a ladder. They were all painted construction grade white and the color matched the walls.
Painting a ceiling takes more effort than painting walls, especially when it is textured. The nap of the roller must be quite thick, and corners are more difficult to reach. Although a single coat of paint was included in the price of my home, the construction company did not take the time to coat the ceilings. I had not initially planned on painting my bedroom ceiling, but once I realized it was not protected I had no other choice.
Choose a Flat Variety When Painting a Bedroom Ceiling
A high gloss ceiling is not appropriate in any room of the home, other than the kitchen. Paint with sheen is much easier to wipe clean, and it is ideal in a room where food is prepared. However, shiny paint creates a glare when ceiling fixtures are on, and every single bump and line ends up showing.
Opt for a flat variety when painting the ceiling of a blue bedroom. A ceiling is more likely to have tape lines and other visual defects than the walls. Besides eliminating a glare, painting the ceiling with flat paint will make bumps and lines far less apparent.
Consider the Same Blue Hue in a Shade Lighter than the Walls
When planning on painting a blue bedroom ceiling, consider adding a little height and visual dimension to the room. Select the same blue hue but in a shade or two lighter. It will appear softer than stark white, and it will still provide an illusion of height. Paint it a darker shade and it will become visually lower. Unless the ceiling is extremely high, opt for the lighter shade.
I had to make a trip to the home improvement store for another gallon of paint, and I decided to paint my blue bedroom ceiling two shades lighter than the walls. With a paint edger, a thick roller with a handle and pads for the corners, painting overhead areas was really very easy. The results were beautiful. I loved the appearance of the finished ceiling, and it looked much better than unpainted textured drywall mud.
Source: Personal and Professional Design and Decorating Experience