Paint expert reveals why we should all be painting our dining room ceilings pink

Why the often-forgotten fifth wall should be given a pink makeover

The Head Colour Expert at Lick has revealed why she believes pink is THE colour for the dining room. And why, ideally, we should take our pink paint all the way up and over and onto the ceiling.

Whether you go for a highly saturated Fuschia or a barely-there blush, pink room ideas will make you - and your guests - look better.

A hot pink dining room with wooden furniture

(Image credit: Lick)

Why we should be painting our dining room ceilings pink

Speaking on a panel to celebrate the launch of Lick's new paint palette, Maximalist Brights with Yinka Illori (opens in new tab), Natasha Bradley said that pink is the number one most flattering colour. Plus, pink's ability to make us look more beautiful is even greater under candlelight.

For that reason, Natasha said it's the ideal hue for dining rooms, illuminating guests with a warm and seductive glow. We're imagining an intimate dining space, the table laid with our best plates and cutlery, a centrepiece made of some autumnal blooms and plenty of flickering candles.

If you find a shade of pink that you're instantly drawn to, Natasha encourages you not to limit it to bedrooms or pink living room ideas. It can look sophisticated and stylish in the dining room, or even the kitchen.

a wooden chair and sideboard in front of a light pink wall, and a wooden pattern floor

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In fact, she thinks pink is a lovely colour for a bathroom, making us look more awake as we get ready in the morning. The dream scenario would be a pink bathroom that's east-facing, as east-facing rooms are said to have the very best light for taking photos and putting on makeup.

Pink is also surprisingly versatile, too. It works well alongside neutrals like grey and natural materials like blond oak and pine. We love how it looks in the pictures here - note that the skirting boards are painted pink too, preventing the eye from being drawn to the room's edges.

a wooden sideboard and white floor lamp in front of a pink wall, with wooden slat floorboards

(Image credit: Lick)

Painting the ceiling the same colour as the walls always creates a very cocooning, welcoming space. Meanwhile, an accent ceiling is also a brilliant way to go.

Whether it's gold, bringing a sense of luxury and glamour, or a sunny yellow. If you needed any more convincing, a painted ceiling can be achieved in a day's work, adding instant impact on a budget.

Millie Hurst
Millie Hurst

Millie Hurst is Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home. She first joined the team at the start of 2021. Previously, she worked in women’s lifestyle and homes news, writing about everything from budget kitchen makeovers and gardening tips to homeware dupes and cleaning hacks. Millie can often be found looking up trending terms, spotting news stories our readers need to know about and finding ways to decorate her rented flat.