This exposed basement ceiling was spray painted black due to the duct work and pipes to create a visually higher ceiling. This was a great idea when you're dealing with pipes and duct work and the end result is very sharp looking basement.
Leaving the ceiling exposed is a budget-savvy design decision. Instead of installing a drywall ceiling, this basement embraces its industrial style thanks to coats of blue-gray paint. Thinking an off-white for our basement ceiling.