Adding a colour besides white is one step towards creating an eye catching ceiling. This idea looks dramatic when used in an open concept floor plan with higher than 8' ceiling.
This is a daring choice that works well due to the balance of neutrals in the rest of the space.
There is no doubt that this ceiling took many hours to create. So much cutting and fitting is involved when adding wood panels. You would be wise to have a true craftsman install this so you get results that are straight and true.
Have a look at the nursery pictured below. The fabric ceiling here adds such a rich look to the space.
Ceramic tiles are a practical solution in a bathroom, due to the higher moisture content. You could go for a subtle textured look that adds classic appeal or a bolder look with plenty of colour.
Cork has become more popular, but it is not limited to only flooring. It can also be used on ceilings and gives a unique appearance. Another advantage is that it muffles sound. The photo here shows it done in a coffered ceiling with potlights.
Ceilings that have an uncommon surface treatment are sure to be noticed and remembered. Is there a ceiling in your home just waiting for a lift?