Drywall is done and I am ready to paint...I want to go with dark brown colors...and am open to any and all suggestions of what people on the forum have done as far as paint for the walls and ceiling... Name brand, color name and etc... Thanks in advance for all the help!
The problem with flat paint is that if you rub up against it, it leaves a mark that doesn't come off (it changes the sheen). Then you have to repaint that area. With eggshell, you can wipe it off by washing the area gently. You rarely have to repaint an area unless it's a significant mark.
I doubt I'd use a flat paint in a room where people could be walking around in the darkness and putting their hands on the walls to find their way around. Those walls would be marked up in no time.
I'm also doing various shades of brown in my build (see page 11). The walls (darker area) have a faux leather technique. You can see the lighter first coat on the wall in the middle between columns. I didn't paint that area as I will have GOM Poppy colored acoustic panels between the columns with some wall reveal around those.
We went all brown too, and we love it. Here are a couple of not so great pictures (see my sig for more in the thread)...
I don't remember the brand, but I think one of the colors was called Bison Brown. Don't recall if that was the walls or the ceiling. (wow, I'm a lot of help, huh?) Probably doesn't matter 'cause you can barely tell the difference between them. I do wish the ceiling was a bit darker, or at least enough to see the difference.