A bulkhead material is an important part to build a home. But, it can create many issues while painting. Here are few guidelines that help to choose the correct paint color.
- Camouflage the Bulkhead
There are three different ways to deal with an architectural detail i.e a bulkhead, this is not good, ignore it, camouflage or change it. Make an alteration on bulkhead can contain a large remodel so ignoring it is not right decision because it should be painted at some point. Camouflaging with paint will help to reduce the importance of the bulkhead and allow the point to remain foremost.
- Paint the Bulkhead as the Ceiling
If the depth of bulkhead is short then apply the same color on the ceiling. It affects the short wall height. Also, paint the same color as ceiling inside the bulkhead.
- Paint the Bulkhead as the Wall
On more than 6 inches deep bulkhead, paint the same color as the wall. It will help to ignore the actual shape and create the illusion on a surface. Paint the same color as ceiling underside of the bulkhead.
- Current Trends
Mostly, ceilings are painted in white in color. But, the trend is to paint the ceiling a lighter version of the wall color as it will help to blur the lines on the wall of the ceiling and create the illusion on large rooms and walls.
- A Coffered Alternative
Duplicating the bulkhead on the remaining three walls will help to put the room architecturally balance. If the room is traditional or formal the coffered ceiling can be the focal point. If the room is modern, or contemporary then the coffered ceiling can be painted on its surrounding walls.