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post #1 of 2 Old 02-06-2014, 04:11 PM - Thread Starter
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So I'm in the process of finishing up some work in the basement and I'm beginning the painting process. We don't have a spare room in the house to be used as a recreational or theater room, so the basement is going to serve both purposes. Therefore, I'm not looking to paint everything in sight black as it will also be used for gatherings, movies, TV, play, etc. I do plan on painting the walls and ceiling a somewhat darker shade to help with contrast/ambient light for a projector (I'm getting the Benq 1080ST).

With that being said, does anyone have some good ideas for a color scheme for the walls and ceiling? I was thinking the walls one color and the ceiling another. I thought perhaps a darker grey on the walls, and somewhat of a lighter grey on the ceiling, but I'm really up for anyone's suggestions on what either they know what looks nice, their own color choices, or just opinions on good color combinations. Thanks so much for your help! Here are some pictures below of the room...






Speakers: Fronts- JBL 230, Center- JBL 235C, Surrounds: Fluance XLBP
Sub: PSA 15V
Processing: Onkyo 676
Video: BenQ 1080ST
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hard to give a lot of input without seeing how you plan on laying out the room in terms of display location and seating, but don't completely rule out a darker ceiling above your screen.
At 6'4" I find the black portion of my 7'8" ceiling in the viewing area of the basement to be less noticeable and "confining" than the white portion in back part of the room intended for gaming and socializing.
How far are you going to go with this? Are you willing to repaint the baseboards or can light trim rings? How about swapping out all the white light switches and wall plates?
Just trying to gauge the color palette you're willing to work with.

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