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Black Ceilings

Are you looking to add drama or impact to a room?  Consider replacing your dingy, stained, or just plain ugly popcorn ceilings with decorative black ceilings tiles.

Our friends over at Ceiling Tile Ideas explain that “although it takes a bit of daring to use black ceiling tiles, they can give a space a feeling of mystery and elegance as well as create a sense of intimacy.” Some contractors worry that painting a ceiling black will make it look totally closed in, but the truth is quite often a black ceiling makes a room seem much more expansive because it creates the illusion of the huge void above, an infinity, or night-sky effect. Sometimes black ceiling panels are not so much a design choice as a solution to a very practical problem. Commercial kitchens often choose black faux tin ceiling tiles to hide smoke and water stains.  Movie theaters, concert halls, night clubs, and other entertainment venues often choose black ceilings to avoid light reflection.  We actually got a kick out of a yahoo answers that asked “Why is there always black ceilings in clubs or restaurants?”  The best answer chosen by voters:  “music sounds better in the dark. . .and it sometimes looks classier.” Yes, we love black ceilings.

We have featured a few photos from some of the best interior design professionals in the world.  You will quickly notice that no matter the style — traditional, contemporary, or transitional — the rooms all have one element in common, the wall color is always lighter than the ceiling color. The more traditional designs generally add a hearty abundance of beautiful crown molding and  the designers have all kept the floors light (or covered a dark floor with a large light colored area rug).  The key to successfully using black ceiling panels is that the entire project must be well thought out to keep the design visually scaled, balanced, and fresh. Choose tile styles that add to the sense of balance rather than impeding it.  Large ornate designs work better in rooms with high ceilings.  In rooms with lower ceilings keep the tile design more simple like Black Faux Tin Tile 222

Here are a few of the many tile designs – remember just about any tile can be painted black!

Make it a beautiful day!

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