The panels in a coffered ceiling can be of just about any material. In this example, the panels are decorative and translucent, enabling the light to come from a source hidden above the ceiling line. The design of these coffer panels is very structured: a series of layered grids in a fun, somewhat abstract design of strong colors. This large room has multiple activity areas, each placed beneath its own coffered ceiling. While the overlapping grids give general order and structure, the colors reinforce the center of the ceiling and each activity area.