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In small spaces, painting the ceiling the same color as the walls can make the room feel larger.
pop gives you space or looks elegant.
I often like color on a ceiling BUT it depends on the color. If the color is rich and dark then a small room will look smaller and feel like a cave.
 

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Well, I've never thought about it. I've been always choosing a lighter color for the ceiling to create the illusion of higher ceilings. However, I think that it will look nice if you pick a neutral shade and put accent on wall decorations. Additionally, you can install some trim and crown moldings, or just hang rustic wall decor baskets like these ones Bamboo Pendant Light | Rattan - Wicker Lighting (BUY ONLINE)) . It will definitely give the room a consistent look! I ordered from them several bamboo trays and created my own wall decorations. I just added some glitter, to make it look more authentic, and that's it. Just give it a try!
 

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Excluding three dimensional stone and wood, what is your opinion on interior design options that include different color, or textile transitions on outside corners? For example, paint and wallcovering.
often necessary, especially in today's open-concept house design, where accent walls and room changes are sometimes only signified with an outside corner.

but then again... "What isn't necessary is vicious"

I've seen wallpaper on outside corners, but they always seem to be curling just a little, and the seam always seemed out of place to me.
 

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In the following design options, I've tried to demonstrate an inside and outside corner color transition. What I've concluded, is that accent walls utilizing inside corners, rather than outside corners, lends itself to a stability in the space. However, what's interesting, is that after experimenting with the soffits, I tend to like an outside corner color transition between the soffit underside and the soffit face. It tends to lightens up what otherwise would be a weighty appearance.

Conclusion:
1. Horizontal outside corners utilizing color transitions, appear to reduce the overhead weight of architectual affects
2. Vertical outside corner color transitions appear to create a veneer affect
3. Inside corner color transitions add weight and stability to a space
Slope Rectangle Parallel Diagram Drawing
 

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@CA....I like how you consider these aspects of stop/start with color. I have too in my career and have a differing take on your well thought out and presented use of color in this post. (Loving the 3-D preview)
What I have found is the furnishings and accessories drive the color app of the "bottom" of soffit. Painting it the same as "front" of soffit eliminates a possible contrast issue when the room is put together.
I have said more than once to clients, "we're leaving the ceiling color at the core ceiling height".
But hey...in the end, it's all relative. 🤙
 
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