01:10AM | 11/14/01
Member Since: 10/09/01
48 lifetime posts
It appears we are having a national vote - I always paint my ceilings WHITE. If it is perfectly flat use Matte, if it is "sculptured" use Eggshell - Matte will hide the pattern.

Incidentally, just fitted "Crown Moulding", I think it's called that here in North America, it's called "Coving" in the UK. Anyhow, if anybody is looking for way to REALLY enhance a room, fit Coving and paint it the same color as the ceiling - WHITE.

Happy Painting and an early Season's Greeting to all our readers.


06:15AM | 11/14/01
Member Since: 06/17/01
15 lifetime posts

I know exactly the colors you are talking about, looked at them myself and am very familiar with the RL line.

I would say, "yes" to your thoughts on the ceiling color as its not a harsh white and will compliment the other colors in your scheme.

I have not tried experimenting with a different paint outside of the RL line, but, I think it will work fine. However, paint quality and pigmentation will vary slightly so be prepared for that.

Palomino is a great color! Good luck with that!


01:38AM | 11/16/01
Member Since: 10/09/01
48 lifetime posts
I've waited and waited... but nobody's mentioned it - what is "RL" paint?


06:29AM | 11/26/01
Member Since: 07/18/01
13 lifetime posts
RL - Ralph Lauren (Paint Collection)


08:14PM | 12/01/01
Member Since: 04/08/01
17 lifetime posts
Hey pntr, granted your project was actually completed almost 2 months ago, but I'll say my peace, for your info.

Like many posts above, I almost always recommend folks remain or paint their ceilings white. Primary reason is because it 'tickles' the eye with the contrast you choose for your wall paint and it helps reflect light, thus ensuring your room is well lit.

But, if you insist that your ceiling is painted a color besides white, do this. Grab a professional paint color deck and match your wall paint to the swatch in the deck that most closely resembles it OR if you have the exact paint brand deck, even better. From there, look toward the very lightest value of that color. When you find that color, if it resembles an "off-white", you've found the solution to your question, but if it seems to be "heavier" than an off-white, go with the white.

As far as what sheen to go with, I'd have to disagree with a few posts above, I prefer either eggshell or satin, on the ceiling. If you apply flat ceiling white, to your ceiling, what do you plan to do the first time you find a stain on your ceiling? Doesn't matter what you plan to do because the only option that works is to clean the surface and repaint it. That's a waste of time in my opinion.

Best of Luck!



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