A spacious home feels more comfortable. When there is a space problem like having a low ceiling, you can feel cramped and such out of whack instead. You can trick your eyes and mind into thinking that the ceiling is much higher and is larger than it is.
Paint ceilings and walls in light color make it look bigger. This advice has been used for eons. This is because lighter colors are visually receding; it means that eyes see them being farther away. You can also use cool colors such as blues, greens, and violet family as these too have the same effect. A small and low ceiling with a lighter color or cool color will seem large and bigger.
If your walls are of a darker shade, then an abrupt transition between one color to the next makes the ceiling’s size stand out in the same way as the frame creates an edge around the picture. Avoid this effect by painting walls in semi-light color and paint ceiling lighter color of wall’s color version. Example: paint walls in grass green and ceiling in light chartreuse.
Illusions do the trick. It is like a big gun. Paint your ceilings in a light color and the top third of the room’s walls of the same color as the ceiling. You paint the bottom two-thirds of the walls a different color and install their wood paneling like the wainscoting in space. This creates the illusion of a much larger ceiling because the transition point exists beyond the actual ceiling line.
When choosing colors, stick to using matte or eggshell paint as glossy paints reflect light, making the ceiling look closer. Avoid overhead lights as they draw attention upwards, and you don’t want attention towards the problem area.