I've been reading the forums in AVS for years. Everyone has a cool name for their theater, cool custom designs, colors and themes, etc.
That is the part of my build I have been dreading. My wife firming believes I actually have NEGATIVE artistic ability. Probably why I married her as she's a dancer and an artist
While she has picked out everything else for the house, the basement is all mine, and not only do I get to select everything, she REFUSES TO HELP ME. So, left to my own devices I would paint every wall black, the ceiling white, and have white trim.
I've struggled with ideas, themes, etc. My space will be very utilitarian (function, not form) so I won't really have any design elements with the construction, so I'm left to colors. The other day I was joking with the kids that I'd do a Batman theme (not batcave, just the color theme). Grey and Black walls with Gold trim. My 4yr old daughter looked at me very seriously and say, "No daddy, you can't do that, you're Superman today" as she pointed to the shirt I was wearing. That made me think that I have several other superhero shirts that I also wear, so maybe I do a Justice League or Avengers thing instead. I looked up one of my favorite artists and told him I wanted to buy a bunch of his prints. I told him what I was doing and he even offered to have them printed on whatever canvas I wanted so I could use as acoustical panels.
Here is a link to pics
that I'll be hanging in my office, theater and hallway outside the theater. Joker and one of the wedding pics goes in the office. The other wedding pic will go in the hallway. The rest gives me a lot of options as far as color palette in the 3 areas.
I'm really hoping that you guys can help me create some palettes for the areas before I give myself an ulcer stressing over it.