9 Stunning Painted Ceilings That Have Us Looking Up. It's all about sky-high style.

By Hillary Brown

While it’s easy to let vertical walls take the spotlight, casting a colorful spell on the horizontal “fifth wall” can raise a room’s design bona fides to spectacular new heights. Whether the goal is to jazz up white wallswith an eye-catching jolt from above or to bathe an entire space from top to bottom in a single color, these unexpected ceilings prove that the real power lies in looking up.