I happened upon a couple of kitchen photos yesterday that perfectly illustrate a point that I made at my recent Color Workshop, “Just the Right Paint Color” here in Nashville. See how the yellow wall color is wrapped onto the ceiling in this photo?
This is “right’ in The Decorologist’s book. As a Color Consultant, I usually recommend that my clients wrap the wall color onto the ceiling if there is no crown moulding – especially in a kitchen where there is so little wall color above the cabinets anyway. Look at the difference when the color isn’t wrapped in the photo below:
I’m not saying this looks particularly bad or wrong, but it would look better if the color was wrapped onto the ceiling here, too. With such little wallspace painted yellow, it just reads like a stripe of color. In fact, that stripe draws your attention to the intersection of white and yellow, which makes the ceiling look lower. Why not just cap off the room with this great color? In this case, it would make the ceiling appear higher and would be like inviting sunshine right into the kitchen!
What do you think?