Hi Jackie. There's no hard and fast rule that says ceilings have to be white. In fact today's decorating styles are quite the contrary. Steve's right, do your own thing and have fun with it! A few things to keep in mind: color gives character yet also affects the balance of the room. For example, if you have light colored walls, and a darker colored ceiling, this will visually draw the ceiling downward (the darker paint will give the ceiling the illusion of having weight, or being top-heavy.) Ceiling paint that is darker than the walls usually works best in rooms with very high ceilings; using darker paint draws the ceiling downward, making the room appear cozier. If you have average height ceilings, paint that is lighter than the walls will give it the illusion of height, making the room seem larger. If the walls are papered you can pull out one of the wallpaper colors to accent the ceiling. Grab one of the home decorating magazines at the store and glance through the photos, they're doing great things with paint and you'll get lots of ideas!