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Design Ideas for 2 X 2 Ceiling Tiles

Transform the entire look and feel of any room with the beautiful textures, patterns and styles available in today’s 2 X 2 ceiling tiles.

Take your ceiling from oh-so-ordinary to outstanding with design-inspired 2 X 2 ceiling tiles. Armstrong’s line of tile options ranges from the clean, classic look of a simple raised panel to the intricate designs of tin-look ceilings.

It’s the shape of 2 X 2 ceiling tiles that contributes to their design flexibility. The large, square tiles lay in a grid, creating a smooth pattern flow that’s visually appealing. Whatever look or style you want, you can achieve it effortlessly with Armstrong ceiling tiles.

Here are a few design ideas for 2 X 2 ceiling tiles by style. You’ll find more ceiling ideas in the Armstrong photo gallery.


Single raised panels have the look of a classic coffered ceiling, but with a low profile that’s sophisticated and streamlined. It’s a look that works well in with contemporary decor. When used in a suspended ceiling system, the square edge detail of these 2 X 2 ceiling tiles allows the grid to disappear so that nothing interferes with the crisp, sleek style.

Showing a little texture like that of fine sand or gently dappled plaster is another way to evoke a modern feel in a ceiling. The texture provides enough shadow detail to create visual interest overhead, while still reflecting diffused light back down into the room. The overall visual is consistent and seamless, ideal for spaces where an airy, open look is desired.

To take the modern look to super chic level, consider black 2 X 2 ceiling tiles for the same look.


A delicately embossed pattern on the ceiling creates a visual rhythm in the room that leads the eye from one design element to another. Use white on white patterned tiles to open up a small room. If you want to create a textural backdrop of color to complement décor, 2 X 2 ceiling tiles are easy to paint. Either way, your room will look comfortable and inviting.

Classic Fine Textured 2 X 2 ceiling tiles bring the decorative, easy-going style of rough plaster to finished basements, family rooms or home offices. A tegular edge allows the tile to extend below the supporting grid in a suspended system, making the grid less conspicuous, while adding dimensional interest.


Possessing a genuine touch of class, Armstrong’s Metallaire™ line of decorative metal 2 X 2 ceiling tiles is a breathtaking ceiling option. You’ll love the stately elegance of the design that features intricate details from traditional patterns found in the mansions and fine residences of the Gilded Age. Choose from a selection of 12 patterns and finishes in lacquered steel, copper, brass, chrome and paintable white that will leave a truly memorable impression.

A coffered ceiling with its recessed panels framed by beams creates a unique effect. While often associated with palatial rooms, monochromatic coffered ceilings with simple beams and shallow coffers fit the scale of today’s homes with an easy elegance.

Beautiful 2 X 2 ceiling tiles offer the perfect solution when you want a fresh, new look for a room. All you need is the idea, and Armstrong will help you do the rest.

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