WE are in the process of painting my daughter's bedroom (she is 13 years old, btw), and we are torn about the color to paint her ceiling.
I should back up a few months, in December of this year, her dad closed off an extra room (previously an open loft) and made the wall he closed off an open closet with shelving for here clothes and things. When we began, the 3 walls were sponged with a light blue color with a wood stained chair rail and hunter green, taupe, light blue, and light pink striped wall paper below the chair rail.... yuck... it was there when we moved into the house, and I just haven't bothered to change it.
We removed the chair rail, and stripped the wallpaper off. She originally wanted to paint the lower half a deep dark purple and the top half white with a black chair rail and black trim around the windows and the floor.
I didn't want to actually tell her how to decorate her room, so I found some dark purple paint on the oops rack at WM and got it for only $5, and we started painting, being an intelligent girl, she soon realized that it didn't look like what she had pictured. So, we made a trip to HD and she chose her favorite color mint green (this has been her favorite color for years, and was why I was so shocked at the dark purple).
We are now almost finished with the paint, we put two coats of tinted primer on the walls last night, and just finished two coats of paint.
The ceilings are not entirely smooth, but they look like the ceilings were smoothed out with a trowel (?) and they just have curved lines occassionally. Hard to describe, but I think they will look nice with color. I know I have seen rooms with the ceiling painted the same color as the walls and thought it looked good.
I guess what I am trying to find out is whether or not this is actually a good idea or not? It seems like the rooms I saw like that were maybe bathrooms. So, does anyone have any opinions about this?
Any help would be appreciated.
Also, we are going to paint the chair rail white and rehang it, the closet shelves, the door, the door trim, and the window trim will all be white.
The only furniture in the room right now is her bed which is black, and she wants to get another black piece of furniture to go with it....