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Monday, June 8, 2009

Black ceilings - yes or no?

Desire to Inspire.

Los Angeles Times.

21 comments:

ticklishfromadistance said...

Both of these rooms are great. I feel the black pulled the ceiling lower, but I think it looks interesting I think the first room pulls it off better for me.

clorivak said...

Totally yes, I love it! Especially when there is a textured ceiling!!

hello gorgeous said...

Black walls, yes.

Black ceilings, no.

Makes the ceiling look so low. Although a great shop at the beach has black walls and ceilings and it looks great.

How's that for an ambiguous answer?

The Townhouselady said...

YES! It creates a beautifully intimate space. I loathe white ceilings.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I would have to say , "NO" to the black ceilings. I think it makes the ceiling a focal point and why do that. Interesting though...

lucitebox said...

I like these, but it's not for me. I do want to try a colored ceiling some time, though.

David said...

Absolutely. Looks great in these example rooms.

nkp said...

These two rooms look great, especially the first. But in "real life" I don't think I could live with it and I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to color. Somehow I think it would feel oppressive, like a storm looming...

But it is intriguing.

Melafrique said...

the black ceiling looks great but definitely not for the faint hearted. No for me though.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

Depends on the space.
Yes for these spaces though!

House of Slappy said...

Yes + Black = Sexy Walls.

Awesome Sara said...

I love it!!! Black and i get along so well and the more black the better!! let me live in a cave and i will be happy

Robin said...

Love it! Very dramatic and elegant. Would love to try this, it might work for my kitchen re-do (which I have planned and replanned and replanned a million times).

Kate said...

love it.

erin@designcrisis said...

It looks great in both of these rooms, but I think you need a high, narrow room to pull it off in real life.

I could be wrong, though...

Raina said...

Hello Room Service - Decorating 101 and welcome to this deliciousness!

griffo68 said...

Oooh love the top pic and the Eames chairs of course.
I love black walls, not sure about a huge ceiling like that.....yes and no...
Our en-suite has black tiled walls and a black ceiling!
It's a small room but I just thought go with and see....it looks great!

rightbank said...

Love it in these rooms but I could never do it in my own house. I love my white too much.

Decorina said...

I love it. Just finished painting my kitchen cabinets black. I was inspired by some of your posts...thanks!

susieq said...

I love it. Especially the top photo where black sandwiches the room. Really nice if the ceiling are high and windows provide lots of light.

Jill said...

YES!