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Old 07-21-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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Default angled ceiling...paint or not paint?

The bonus room in our new house is over the garage with angled ceiling areas b/c of the roof gables. Do we paint the angles of the room the same color as the walls? Or do we bring the ceiling white color down to the painted walls? My instinct is to carry the color all the way up until the roof becomes "flat" like a traditional,ceiling but I'm having second thoughts....will it make the room look bigger? or smaller? Right now there just seems to be so much white!!!
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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The bonus room in our new house is over the garage with angled ceiling areas b/c of the roof gables. Do we paint the angles of the room the same color as the walls? Or do we bring the ceiling white color down to the painted walls? My instinct is to carry the color all the way up until the roof becomes "flat" like a traditional,ceiling but I'm having second thoughts....will it make the room look bigger? or smaller? Right now there just seems to be so much white!!!
Painting it like the walls according to our painter will give the illusion of the walls coming down on you. Since in our case where the bonus room is a bedroom and the angle is almost right over a bed, we opted to leave that part white. It gives the illusion of airiness as opposed to confining.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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We have a Cape Cod and the upstairs bedrooms have those kinds of walls - I advise painting the flat ceiling the the two lower angled parts (if that makes sense?) the ceiling white. Otherwise, you will feel closed in. (If my rooms were neater, I'd post a picture, LOL)

Are they ALL angled or just two of them?
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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it's hard to describe exactly.....there are several angles some larger than others. I think it's the big angles that lead down to small walls (4-5ft in height) that confuse me....
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Here's a pic of how we did our bonus room. The walls are all the same green. One wall only looks darker because of the ceiling light and shadows.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5216/p1020649db3.jpg (broken link)
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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The bonus room in our new house is over the garage with angled ceiling areas b/c of the roof gables. Do we paint the angles of the room the same color as the walls? Or do we bring the ceiling white color down to the painted walls? My instinct is to carry the color all the way up until the roof becomes "flat" like a traditional,ceiling but I'm having second thoughts....will it make the room look bigger? or smaller? Right now there just seems to be so much white!!!
We have the same type of bonus room. Since I painted it a lighter neutral color, I painted the angles also. I just left the narrow ceiling white. The room still looks airy since it's a light color. Looks nice and to me it looks more cohesive. If I had painted a darker color, I probably would have left the angles white.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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Here's a pic of how we did our bonus room. The walls are all the same green. One wall only looks darker because of the ceiling light and shadows.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5216/p1020649db3.jpg (broken link)
that pic almost looks computer generated lol
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:19 PM
 
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Here's a pic of how we did our bonus room. The walls are all the same green. One wall only looks darker because of the ceiling light and shadows.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5216/p1020649db3.jpg (broken link)
yes i would do it like this---
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I agree, that's what I was trying to say by saying paint the angled pieces the ceiling color.
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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Here's a pic of how we did our bonus room. The walls are all the same green. One wall only looks darker because of the ceiling light and shadows.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5216/p1020649db3.jpg (broken link)
A little off topic..I love that color green!!! What is the name of the color? Thanks!~
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