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Ceiling Painting stencils

There is a common opinion exist that ceiling stencil as well as other decorative architectural elements in the room have to be painted white. This point of view is not always correct. You should coordinate colors of the ceiling stencils and other decorative architectural embellishments with the overall color-theme of the room. If ceiling stencils are used in a traditional decor the details can be highlighted in a tone down paint, creating a subtle tone-on-tone effect. Very interesting affect can be achieved on the ceiling stencils that are molded in a deep relief using "dry brush" technique, when you go over base color with dry brash using a deeper color. If you want to achieve a bolder effect you can highlight ceiling stencil design with gold, bronze, silver or brass paint. If ceiling stencil is used along with a lighting fixture the decision of the metallic paint choice should be based on the kind of finish metal part of the chandelier or other lighting fixture has. Faux finishing of ceiling stencil and other architectural elements now is very popular. Ceiling stencil design can be faux finished using an antiquing technique, or they can be finished to look like wood, stone, leather or even fabric.