colored detail is used to maximize the height of this tall ceiling
Photo: Susan Seubert; Paint swatch: Don Penny/Time Digital Studio
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Play Up Ceilings

While white on high may make rooms feel airier, color can add comfort and personality where it's least expected.

Maximize a Lofty Look

Adding color to the inner trays of a coffered ceiling amplifies the feeling of height. Here, a golden yellow adds depth while a tall wainscot—painted white to match the coffers—draws the eye upward. A band of silvery gray on the walls is a cool counterpoint to the ceiling's warm gold.

Paint: Yolo Colorhouse
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