The ceiling may be considered the forgotten plane, according to Angelo Donghia, yet it is integral to creating a fully aesthetic and functional space. All the great architects through centuries past have 'looked up' and found an interesting surface to adorn.
Michelangelo did it in a church. Marie Antoinette did it with mirrors -- but somewhere along the way the rest of us forgot to look up -- and paying attention to ceiling design faded mostly into history.
** 10. Ritz Carlton - DC Metro Traditional Entry by Baltimore Interior Designer Barbara Brown Interiors, Inc. 1. Suite 102
Take a look at the ceiling above you. Chances are, it's some subtle variation on the color white: bright eggshell, perhaps