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Black Ceiling & Beam Design Ideas & Inspiration

Black Ceiling & Beam Design Ideas & Inspiration

If you’ve been perusing interior design magazines or blogs, you’ve likely noticed black decor dominates. Whether it’s black and white in a modern abode, or black to offset wood furnishings and natural tones in a farmhouse-inspired home, there is a place for black no matter your taste. You may be curious about the impact this color selection could have on your interior, but you shy away because dark hues feel intimidating.

At Barron Designs, we’re here to show you that with the right style and arrangement for your space, this versatile and high-contrast look can bring new dimension to your home. If you want to create an intimate, cozy room, consider a black ceiling with wood beams!

We challenge you to look past the standard white ceiling and consider the dramatic look of a black ceiling with wood beams. This out-of-the-box look gives any space a clean, contemporary feel. Plus, it's versatile enough to blend with traditional decor, too! Keep reading to find out how accessible this look can be in your home!

Inspiring Black Ceiling Beams Design Ideas

These gorgeous ceiling design ideas combine the beauty of exposed wood beams with the powerful allure of black. Note that at Barron Designs, our darkest wood beam finish is Java. If you are going for a stark black finish, all of our faux wood beams can be ordered unfinished for you to paint or stain.

1. Add Eye-Catching Detail to Your Black Ceiling With Dark Wood Beams

The black ceiling in this modern-style bedroom brings a cozy moodiness to the space.

On top of the spacious black ceiling, this homeowner installed Hand Hewn Faux Wood Beams in Java to add warmth to the room.

This look is impressive but easy to achieve. Faux wood beams are lightweight and installation is DIY-friendly.

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2. Install Dark Wood Beams for a Sleek, Industrial Look

With its clean lines, metallic accents, and exposed ductwork, this bathroom is a perfect example of industrial-style design.

To add to the contemporary atmosphere, this homeowner installed Driftwood Faux Wood Beams in Java on the jet-black ceiling.

The striking contrast of the black ceiling against the crisp white walls is truly a visual masterpiece.

3. Create a Stunning Truss Design With Dark Beams on the Ceiling

The soft black ceiling and beam truss design completely transform this vaulted ceiling.

This ceiling design may look luxurious and expensive, but it's actually quite affordable!

Barron Designs’ faux wood beams and real wood beams are hollow, making them less expensive and easier to install than solid wood beams.

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4. Make a Spacious Room Feel Cozier With Black Wood Beams

A clever ceiling design can help spacious rooms and open-concept floor plans feel a lot more welcoming.

This large, open kitchen is more intimate with dark wood beams on a black ceiling. The beam design also helps visually separate the kitchen from the living room behind it.

Getting this look is easy! Just choose your favorite wood beam style, then follow our detailed step-by-step installation instructions.

How to Get the Look in Your Home

If you’re considering a black ceiling and beam design in your home, keep these tips in mind to ensure a successful (and impressive) project.

Paint Your Ceiling First

We recommend painting your ceiling black before you install your black ceiling beams. If you order your beams unfinished, paint them before installation, too. This will help you avoid having to cut in and tape around your beams after installation.

Use a Quality Wood Beam

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The secret to a successful project is using high-quality materials. A quality beam looks and feels like real wood, is durable enough to stand the test of time, and doesn’t require consistent upkeep.

Our faux wood beams, for example, are made of durable high-density polyurethane. They’re resistant to damage from pests, resistant to fading in the sun, and resistant to cracking, chipping, and warping. A low-quality beam is more susceptible to damage and will likely require maintenance or replacement down the road.

In terms of looks, our beams look and feel just like solid wood beams. Down to the nicks, notches, and wood grains, you won’t be able to tell the difference.

Order Ceiling Beam Samples

We offer wood ceiling beams in a variety of authentic styles and colors, including darker shades that complement a dark aesthetic. If you prefer a different shade of black, order your beams unfinished. Unfinished beams arrive at your doorstep ready to be painted.

Before you choose a beam style, order samples so you can see them up close.

Introduce Some Color Into Your Design

When using black ceiling features, don’t be afraid to introduce some color into the space. Painted cabinetry, artwork, colorful rugs, and fun furniture will help create a cohesive look.

Consider Black Beams on a White Ceiling

If painting your ceiling black isn't doable, you could choose to add black beams to your existing white ceiling instead. You can use the same DIY-friendly beams we offer to get a high-contrast look, without having to paint your ceiling.

Take Light Fixtures and Ductwork Into Consideration

Before you get started, take some time to map out your ceiling design. If you have recessed lighting, light fixtures, or exposed ductwork, plan to install your beams around them or use your beams to cover them up.

Unlike solid beams, our collection of real and faux wood beams is hollow, making it easy to feed electrical wires and light fixtures through them. You can even use hollow beams to disguise and cover unsightly ductwork, wiring, or ceiling imperfections.

A Black-on-Black Ceiling Starts With Beautiful Beams

When used as a design element, black is usually just an accent. A black ceiling with black exposed beams, however, is an architectural feature on its own.

With our budget-friendly beams, achieving this contemporary look in your home is easy and affordable! The first step is choosing your favorite beam style, and customizing its size to fit your space.

Once your beams arrive, just follow our simple installation instructions. Over the course of a single weekend, your room will have a perfectly moody, and luxurious vibe.

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