Originally Posted by SothothYog
MarkP -- What was the paint color you used on your walls? It looks similar to the colors I'm thinking for my HT room... and as you know, blatant copying is the sincerely form of flattery!
Its not a color at all , I took the fabric thats going to be used and had it matched, Of course they could only match the darkness of it which is on the cieling and I just eyeballed a zillion paint samples untill I got close and then bugged the paint mixer for an hour to experiment, he did a pretty close match.
The story is kind of funny, I go into Lowes and dig through their samples till I get sort of close, I say give me this color in the cheapest crap you sell please. He messes around for 20 minutes and says, " I cant make that up in our $9.99 stuff only our $25 a gallon stuff" This was after he told me there was no way he could even get a read on the fabric I had.
I left went right across the street to trusty ole Walmart and the 100 year old man yanked the fabric out of my hand and jammed it in the old color matcher and came up with the darkness of the fabric when layed a certain way almost perfectly , I asked for 2 gallons , then the sample I had taken from Lowes we stuck in the ole color matcher and Bingo. then we messed around for awhile perfecting a material match. I cant remember But I think the paint was $7.99 a gallon.
I figured since its not going to be done for ages that I would at least see what its kind of going to look like. At night it looks pretty darn good and movies are great without the white reflections.
If you want the wal-mart codes I would be happy to give them to you, the color is pretty cool, its sort of a rusty burgandy