I live in a converted garage. Ceiling is 8'2". The main room is 11'6" x 19'. I love the look of painted beams and want to add them to my current dwelling. The beams will be constructed similarly to these:
Because my room is small, I will be using a light color (either a cool blue or green) on the walls. I think it would be best to paint the ceiling and the beams a warm white, but I am here looking for more experienced opinions. I have also been considering using a 3½" trim board all around the top of the walls - the beams are the same height - and painting it white. This could have the effect of making the ceiling look larger? I'm asking.
My plan is to also had height to the room by having 3½" columns "supporting" each beam on one wall (a 19' wall with no windows or doors), also painted the warm white trim color. I would hang artwork between the columns - the columns and beams are spaced 30" apart. Here is an illustration of what I have in mind:
Sorry, I can't master illustrating in more perspective. :(
Your thoughts and opinions would be appreciated.