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#1 posted 02-28-2021 05:53 PM

The amount or source of light and reflected colors have a lot to do with how the color of the ceiling paint will come out. My wife was determined to have 3 different (blending) colors in our family room but as she found out after trying several the incoming light through the large south facing windows tended to blend it all together. She got 3 shades of a off white/tan but depending on the time of day it is hard to tell any difference.

I prefer light colors in most rooms so a white celing doesn’t make much difference; but a white ceiling is always acceptable if for no other reason that it brightens up the space with reflected light. Of course accent color on a single wall is often attractive.

I had a rental house and one tenant asked if she could paint a bedroom. I told her she could paint it any shade of white she liked. I did not want to have to cover up a dark color after she moved. When I finally decided to sell the house I went in with a spray gun and painted everything a bright white. It sold in a week. The agent said is just sparkled, it looked “clean”, and the rooms looked bigger.

-- Les B, Oregon

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