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HawkeyeJosh's Avatar HawkeyeJosh 07:16 AM 04-14-2007
If you've been following my thread in the "General Home Theater & Media Rooms" forum you will see that, while I do have a ways to go before I actually start painting, I'm reaching the point where its time to start thinking of color schemes.

I've looked through tons of threads and have seen some really neat concepts, neat completed theaters and neat color schemes. By the time that I get to the most recent thread, I forget which of the previous threads was my favorite and what that color scheme actually was.

I'm creating this thread in hopes that people can post their finished, or near finished, basement photos - specifcally showing the color schemes. Perhaps list the material used (cloth, etc, if any) and the colors of the paints and/or materials. This way for anyone else trying to do the same research with color schemes... they will have one place to look quickly to compare!

Thanks for everyones help in advance!

- Josh

Clarence's Avatar Clarence 02:02 PM 04-14-2007
Here's the same question from the archives to get you started:
Show us your home theater color schemes!
c-not-k's Avatar c-not-k 02:44 PM 04-14-2007
We matched a bar my wife found on ebay. I'll update this post with color numbers later.







The room is painted in three colors; tan, black, and red/brown. We used Behr Premium Plus pastel base from Home Depot. The finishes were eggshell for everything but the ceiling; which is flat.

Tan: Brown Teepee # 700D-4
Red: Toasted Chestnut # 240-F6
Black: Black Suede # S-H-790
Dream1's Avatar Dream1 11:11 PM 04-14-2007
^ awesome room, man!
Don_Kellogg's Avatar Don_Kellogg 08:32 AM 04-15-2007
Okay it's not yet complete but.. you get the idea.

GOM Colors

Columns: 2036 AUBERGINE

Walls: 1732 Terebene

Soffits & Screen Wall: 408 Black


Paint Colors

Ceiling: Hotel Room (Dark Purple)

Trim & Doors: Egg Shell Black (Black Cauldron)






Jay0001's Avatar Jay0001 09:12 AM 04-15-2007
Great idea.

I'm (hopefully) about 2 weeks away from finally painting. Thinking either dark slate blue walls/dark grey or black ceiling and screen wall or dark plum walls with the same dark grey/black for the ceiling and screen wall.

I'd love to see some different colour ideas.

Cheers,
Jay




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Originally Posted by HawkeyeJosh View Post

If you've been following my thread in the "General Home Theater & Media Rooms" forum you will see that, while I do have a ways to go before I actually start painting, I'm reaching the point where its time to start thinking of color schemes.

I've looked through tons of threads and have seen some really neat concepts, neat completed theaters and neat color schemes. By the time that I get to the most recent thread, I forget which of the previous threads was my favorite and what that color scheme actually was.

I'm creating this thread in hopes that people can post their finished, or near finished, basement photos - specifcally showing the color schemes. Perhaps list the material used (cloth, etc, if any) and the colors of the paints and/or materials. This way for anyone else trying to do the same research with color schemes... they will have one place to look quickly to compare!

Thanks for everyones help in advance!

- Josh


Art Sonneborn's Avatar Art Sonneborn 09:31 AM 04-15-2007



Absolutely gorgeous !




Mine never shows the real colors very well without flash.










HawkeyeJosh's Avatar HawkeyeJosh 10:18 AM 04-15-2007
Guys,

The posts are looking awesome. There are some really neat theaters out there. Keep 'em coming... I like all of the set-ups and color schemes - its going to be a tough decision!

Thanks!
c-not-k's Avatar c-not-k 07:19 AM 04-16-2007
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Absolutely gorgeous !

-and-

^ awesome room, man!


Thanks! We hired a decorator to help with color schemes, as we wanted to get the room right. It was worth it. The pictures came out with more of a red tint than expected.

Here's one more shot showing the screen wall. I will build acoustically transparent doors over the mains, as well as include damping around them.



Here's a shot of the bar in the basement just after we got it home; well before the HT construction started. I think the colors are more accurate here.


Cocophone's Avatar Cocophone 08:49 AM 04-16-2007
Check if your digital camera has a setting for indoor tunsten lighting. It gets rid of the yellow look of indoor lighting.
c-not-k's Avatar c-not-k 09:59 AM 04-16-2007
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Check if your digital camera has a setting for indoor tunsten lighting. It gets rid of the yellow look of indoor lighting.

Thanks! This forum answers my digital photo questions, too!
scaesare's Avatar scaesare 10:55 AM 04-16-2007
Chianti Red and Black Suede

It is hard to get a good shot.


ecrabb's Avatar ecrabb 11:41 AM 04-16-2007
Here's my materials palette:


The wife and I kept going back and forth between fun and sophisticated and we kept coming back to fun. So, we decided to try to have a little fun, but with a little sophistication thrown in. I'm right at the fun part - the room is primed, paint goes on the walls over the next few days, and carpet comes Friday. So, we'll see how it all comes together in a few weeks when the chairs are moved in!

SC
WillyGib's Avatar WillyGib 11:55 AM 04-16-2007
Walls are dark burgundy paint with dark burgundy GOM on bottom half. Masking curtains are burgundy velvet. My 2.35 screen is masked down to 1.85 for this composite.


HawkeyeJosh's Avatar HawkeyeJosh 04:33 PM 04-16-2007
Really neat color selections. Its amazing what your finished projects look like. In the beginning I was thinking:
Bottom 4' of wall: Black GOM
Top half of wall: Grayish-blue
Soffits: Black?
Ceiling: Light blue

What do you guys think of that type of scheme? Then again, after seeing these awesome pictures, who knows what I'll end up with!

Thanks and keep 'em coming...

- Josh
CptnRandy's Avatar CptnRandy 09:26 AM 04-17-2007
Pretty much green.



You can follow this link to flicker.com and get the full resolution photo to really see the detail.

Randy
McCall's Avatar McCall 09:32 AM 04-17-2007
Hawkeyejosh,
Scratch the Lt. Blue ceiling. very dark ceiling makes a huge difference.
CptnRandy's Avatar CptnRandy 09:45 AM 04-17-2007
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Hawkeyejosh,
Scratch the Lt. Blue ceiling. very dark ceiling makes a huge difference.

Au contraire!

As you'll note from my pic above, the proper light blue color, Milano Blue, for example, shifts nicely from blue to gray. It will give your ceiling the appearance of added height and a very nice atmosphere as the colors change in the dimming lights.

Randy
Plasma George's Avatar Plasma George 12:46 PM 04-17-2007
I LOVE the light blue ceiling, I guess you still get the good contrast with the black ceiling surround.
Do you have a light bar in the moulding, tough to tell from your site.
How are the sconces lighting on the screen ?
I'm debating sconces, but don't wnat to grey the blacks on screen.
CptnRandy's Avatar CptnRandy 01:01 PM 04-17-2007
Plasma George,

The soffit does form a light tray - and there's light rope running inside it. The room has cans, the sconces, and rope lighting throughout (the soffit, around the screen in a blue tray, and along the steps). All are controlled by a dimmer - so different lighting for different effects. When watching a movie, all are dimmed all the way down (OFF), except for the rope lighting on the stairs - which is dimmed low.

So, no problem - the sconce lighting AND cans are only for pre and post show usage.

Thanks,

Randy
CptnRandy's Avatar CptnRandy 01:02 PM 04-17-2007
And c-not-k - terrific looking room!

Randy
GPowers's Avatar GPowers 05:28 PM 04-17-2007
Theater is Gray and burgundy:


Don_Kellogg's Avatar Don_Kellogg 06:46 AM 04-18-2007
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Originally Posted by c-not-k View Post

Thanks! We hired a decorator to help with color schemes, as we wanted to get the room right. It was worth it. The pictures came out with more of a red tint than expected.

Here's one more shot showing the screen wall. I will build acoustically transparent doors over the mains, as well as include damping around them.



Here's a shot of the bar in the basement just after we got it home; well before the HT construction started. I think the colors are more accurate here.



What are those bar tops made of are they marble, granite, or synthetic?
c-not-k's Avatar c-not-k 10:35 AM 05-15-2007
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Originally Posted by Don_Kellogg View Post

What are those bar tops made of are they marble, granite, or synthetic?

Wood, actually, with a lot of black lacquer. Here's a picture of the bar without the top.



A detail shot of the slide-out drawer.



Close-up of top.



Underside of top.



Another bar top closeup.


documentarymaker's Avatar documentarymaker 09:09 PM 05-16-2007
I used Ben Moore's Twilight Zone Black for the ceiling and front wall and B.M.'s Kensington Blue for the side walls. Its a blue grey that goes near black with the lights out. The carpet is charcoal gray as are the Berklines. I painted the crown and baseboard trim in a metallic charcoal gray and the sound panels are black.

Once you click on the link you can snoop about. I've got pictures from all phases of the build including the custom rack I built...

Kevin
Theater pics...
RobZ's Avatar RobZ 07:55 PM 09-09-2007
Any more to add?
dc_pilgrim's Avatar dc_pilgrim 08:38 PM 09-09-2007
Here is my pallette. Black for the columns, soffit bottom and screenwall, blue for the side walls, gold for the crown. Was going to do fabric, but switched to paint due to the sale of my home. The fabrics pictured were both from dazian's exposure line. Black and Royal Blue. I had a paint color matched at Lowes's done to match the fabric.




Tapiozona's Avatar Tapiozona 11:00 PM 09-09-2007
Here's the good old, overly used, but still my favorite red and black...


scaesare's Avatar scaesare 11:57 AM 09-10-2007
Amen!




Dark_Wizard's Avatar Dark_Wizard 06:37 PM 09-10-2007
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Originally Posted by GPowers View Post

Theater is Gray and burgundy:


I really like your color scheme. Did you make all those panels?

Bob
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