Originally Posted by diver90
I went a different way. My HT is a dedicated room with no windows. All of the walls are flat black and the ceiling is a dark blue with granite flakes in it that the soffit lighting accentuates when the house light are on. It vanishes when I turn them off but I have cobalt blue step and accent lighting.
I bet that looks really good. How about some pictures?
On the question of black in a dual purpose room, my Theater is actually my Family room and, as such, is open to the rest of the house. I was very nervous about a black ceiling but, to be honest, you would be surprised how few people even notice...at least until they look up at the projector. Will a dark colored wall, especially, a dark ceiling does not stand out.
Worse case, just paint part of the ceiling dark. Because my kitchen ceiling and the ceiling in my family room are the same, with no divider, I took a piece of 1x2 with rounded corners, painted it the black ceiling color and tacked it to the ceiling between the two rooms. Looks very good and allows me to keep the ceiling in the kitchen white.