If you have any say in the décor of your student accommodation, then you’ll be interested to know that your ceiling colour is, in fact, a thing.
If you’ve lived with white ceilings your whole life you may think that this is a little redundant. After all, who cares what colour the ceiling is.
Well, we do, and after this, we hope that you will too.
The best ceiling colour for your room
A student room is usually not going to be a large and spacious affair with multiple options. However, you can make the best of what you have with the clever use of colour.
Most people will opt for a white ceiling for the simple reason that it’s practical, goes it everything, and adds a lightness to the room.
All this is true, and a light-coloured ceiling certainly makes a room look and feel lighter and brighter. (Although it doesn’t need to be white.) It also allows the eye to focus on the rest of the room and enjoy the wall colour, pictures, and furniture without distraction.
The opposite is also true; a darker colour on the ceiling will bring the room in and make it feel cosier. A dark colour will also highlight any lights or ceiling accents, as well as any imperfections – so that’s something to think about.
A ceiling colour which is the same colour as the walls tends to give a calming and uniform feel and allows these features to retreat into the background. It’s logically the perfect choice if you have busy pieces of furniture or wall decorations which you want to feature.
So, a rule of thumb is that if you don’t have a lot of natural light, you want a light and airy feel, or you have a lot of other décor and colour choices going on in the room, then a lighter ceiling will be your friend.
Remember that your student room should be a haven of peace and quiet into which you can retreat when university life gets too much. Keeping it clean and simple will make it a pleasure to come home to.