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Wall drapes and ceiling color Q’s

My wife and I are going to put retractable curtains down our walls for “movie time” and paint our ceiling so I was wondering a couple things.

1. A good color for the curtains (to dark to light?)
2. A good ceiling track system for my curtains. Something that won’t break the second time I use them.
3. Ceiling paint color without going black..... or just “do it”. Have you tried a color you painted over?

Anything you tried and didn’t like or even the choice of “I should have” would be great considering we want to try to get this right the first time (like that will ever happen).
We are going to do this for a couple reasons like our hallway brings in a lot of unwanted sound, sound reflection and to help darken the room without painting the walls a really dark color. The drapes will be tucked into the corner and then retract all the way down the wall on both sides to my rear speakers.

I will paint all my DIY speaker black soon. Here is my room.
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I don't know if you'll find an off-the-shelf system to do exactly what you want, so you may need to build a system from scratch. Look up parts from Somfy. I was going to use their parts to make a retractable screen but it turned out cheaper to buy a cheap electric screen and swap out the material.

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I have no experience with this company but it appears to offer "heavy duty" curtain box track systems. I wouldn't underestimate how bulky curtains will be to do a ring around the room. "Tucked into a corner" is an over simplification, Parking an elephant in the corner is probably closer to the truth.

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