I like the white beams against the dark timbers. Do you?
do like the white beams on dark timber. What I also really love though is, white on white, it can give the roof real scope and a relaxed easy feel. Both a fantastic I guess it really depends on what feel the homeowners want to achieve? Really with such a beautiful ceiling there can be no wrong choice.
Integrating Pantone's 'greenery' into our bathroom makeover
To renovate, or not?
what colour to paint frame of front door
What do you think of our bathroom and kitchen ideas?
Oh, I just re-read the email, I thought the beams were already painted white. In which case, I would paint the roof white and keep the wood beams.
It looks to be the underside of a beautiful hardwood timber floor. It might be wise to consider whether a new ceiling with insulation for that upper floor is needed in winter. All white would look good for a crisp finish & some colour on the wall.
I personally would look at the area as a whole project & what look you are after. It may be that to make it look finished against the house that some boxing around the top of the pillars & a flat panel roof (could be grooved timber panels that come in large sheets ready for staining or painting) will make it neat & finished.
That's true & if you just painted it there would probably be leaching of the brown through as well unless you fix the leak.
For a quick fix you could try paint or just leave it as is & decorate the rest to make it less noticeable.