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Painting Your HT

Beside a black front wall, how can you control ambient light with paint color? How dark is your HT if it's not a dedicate room? I have a rec room and the HT is at one end and I don't know how dark to paint it?

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I personally like a lighter grey with a dark grey TV wall.

I'm a huge fan of this color scheme with dark furniture (espresso). Of course the whole TV wall can be a darker color, but the lighter colors on the rest of the walls allow the room to appear larger.


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Mine is at the end of a large room. I painted the theater end a dark brown and the rest of the room a beige color. I'm at work so I can't post pics, but check out the pics in my build thread.
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Well for the ultimate in video performance and immersion something like this is best "Black" Theater Improvment Thread (Once you go black you never go back?)

For a multipurpose room like my livingroom I went with removable treatment
The most important places are the side walls and ceiling no less than 5' out from the screen..

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I'm looking at a light grey with white ceilings for all the basement except the HT. There a dark gray with a black front wall.

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I am hate dark color, sometime it makes more stress in me. i always prefer some light color., Color can do something with our mood. see here, how i choose the painting for my walls. then all depend upon the people, some like dark color some like light, some go for fusion. It depends on you actually
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Consider light walls then think about some dark canvas prints or something to tone it down near the front of the screen, or maybe some long drapes to pull along the walls.
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A lot has to do with ambient light. I used fabric/curtains around the screen and dark color (brown) on the ceilings. To lighten up things I used the Ralph Lauren Suede in a lighter color for the rest of the room. The suede texture is really dull without looking flat. No reflections and a great look.
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