Black Ceilings as a Design Feature

Suspended Ceilings do not always have to be White…discover how Black Ceilings add value and satisfy design needs.

Black ceilings are increasingly becoming a trendy design feature as they offer several benefits, including creating intimacy and coziness in a large space, hiding unsightly elements such as pipes and wires, and adding sophistication and elegance to a room. Pelican Systems offers black econogrid and black econotiles (gypsum ceiling tiles) that are easy to install and maintain, durable, and long-lasting, making them a practical choice for any project. For excellent acoustic properties, Knauf Ceiling Solutions AMF Thermofon is available in Black as well.

A Black Acoustic Ceiling using AMF Thermofon in the Mind Body and Soul Studio at Virgin Active Ballito


Bold statements with Black Ceilings

Black ceilings can also be used to create a striking contrast against other design elements in the room, such as bright walls or colourful furnishings, making the space feel more spacious and open. However, it is essential to consider the overall lighting scheme of the room to avoid creating a gloomy or oppressive atmosphere.

Black Suspended Ceilings using econogrid and AMF Thermofon contrasted against bright walls at Virgin Active Ballito

White vs Black Ceilings and their functionality

The contrast between white and black can also create a dramatic effect that can enhance any space. Pelican Systems’ range of econogrid, econotiles, and Thermofon Acoustic Ceiling Tiles in both white and black offers endless possibilities for designing a ceiling that complements the overall aesthetic of the space. A traditional all-white ceiling can be used in hospital theatres and office environments, providing a clean and bright look, while an all-black ceiling is often used in food outlets and gyms, providing a bold and modern look that appeals to younger customers.

White Suspended Ceiling using econogrid and econotiles at KwaDukuza Private Hospital


KFC using black econogrid and black econotiles


Combining white and black ceiling tiles or grids in a strategic way can also create a dynamic and visually interesting ceiling design that enhances the overall aesthetic of the space, as was done in the eThekwini Water and Sanitation project. In summary, black ceilings offer a unique and stylish design feature that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any space, and Pelican Systems offers a range of products that can help achieve this look while providing practicality and durability.

eThekwini Water and Sanitation KZN used a combination of Black econogrid and a white tile.


Virgin Active Hillcrest combining Black and White ceilings for dramatic effect.


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