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Colour for the perfect ceiling

Over time, a new coat of paint on the ceiling is unavoidable. Be it because of dirt - for example from a wood stove, or because the current look is no longer pleasing. But what colour is used for the ceiling paint? Does it make a difference which shade is chosen?

The right colour choice

There is no specific ceiling colour as a ceiling is often made of the same material as the surrounding walls. It is therefore sufficient to use one of the conventional interior paints, which are usually referred to as wall and ceiling paint. A quality ceiling paint will splatter less when applied and give an even, well-covered result. Simple processing is extremely important when painting overhead and makes the work considerably easier. When painting ceilings it is important that the paint has a long open time. This term describes how long a paint stays wet. A long open time ensures that crevices are not recognisable and the surface appears even. An interior paint that meets these criteria exceptionally well is CapaSilan from Caparol.

Different colour types for all needs

Before a shade is selected for the ceiling colour, the choice of colour type must be made. There are numerous variations on the market that differ in composition and properties. We provide an overview of the different types of paints and help find the right one to work in any home.

  • Emulsion paint is a chemical mixture of water and binder and is the most commonly used paint for interiors, including ceilings. They can be applied evenly, are available in a wide range of colours and are odourless shortly after application.
  • For example, solvent-based paints contain oil and resins instead of water. They are used less frequently for ceilings than emulsion paints.
  • Lime powder and water are the components of lime paint, which is a mineral paint due to its natural components. Lime paint leaves a soft, velvety surface and is therefore susceptible to damage and dirt. Because of these properties, lime paint is less suitable for ceilings.
  • Like lime paints, silicate paints are mineral paints because they contain mineral binders. In addition to emulsion paint, silicate paint is often used to paint ceilings.
  • Latex paint is exceptionally durable and tough. It withstands water and is extremely abrasion-resistant. Because of these properties, latex paint is perfect for kitchens, including on the ceiling.

How does ceiling colour affect the room effect?

White ceiling paint is used in most homes – and with good reason. In this way, the ceilings are set off from the walls in a lighter colour and the room is opened up upwards, which means, to put it simply: the room appears larger. The following comparison is useful to clarify this picture. The sky is brighter during the day than the ground we stand on. He stops us. This image is easy to map to a room with light walls and ceilings. The colouring makes us feel safe.

In a building with high ceilings, it sometimes looks nicer when the ceilings look lower. Here the work is done in direct opposition to the approach of making the room appear larger. The ceiling is painted in a darker shade than the walls, which visually reduces the ceiling in height. If that is not enough, the upper part of the walls up to about 10 centimetres below the ceiling is also painted in a darker shade.


Premium products from Caparol

Caparol offers a wide range of interior paints. The best result is achieved with the white ceiling paint CapaSilan. This is due to the easy spreadability of the colour, which can also be effortlessly applied overhead. The long open time of the paint ensures that every ceiling shines in new splendour evenly and without streaks. CapaSilan creates a smooth and even surface that other products cannot produce. In addition, the premium product convinces with maximum opacity.
If the ceiling in a kitchen is being painted, Caparol latex paint is ideal for this purpose. As a ceiling paint, the paint creates glossy white surfaces that can easily be wiped off with a cloth. Impurities that occur during cooking don't stand a chance. And if white ceilings are too boring and fresh colour accents are desired, no problem. Specialist dealers tint the interior colours from Caparol in numerous shades.

Conclusion: A radiant, made-to-measure ceiling

  • There is no special ceiling paint, so it is important that the interior paint meets the requirements of a ceiling painting.
  • There are several types of paint to choose from, which differ from each other in composition and properties.
  • A room appears larger with a light ceiling and darker walls. If the ceiling is painted darker than the walls, the room will appear smaller.
  • Caparol specialist dealers offer to tint all color types on request. This guarantees the best possible result for every home.
  • Costs arise for a painter and the required material, per square meter these are between 10 and 25 euros combined.