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Theatre Room. Wall paint

Hi all, building a new dedicated theatre room. Sheetrock is installed. Now just have to figure out the color of walls. The carpet is a dark greysh black. I plan to have led light ambient around the crown molding.
Looking for suggestions of ideal color/ texture for wall paint.
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Hi all, building a new dedicated theatre room. Sheetrock is installed. Now just have to figure out the color of walls. The carpet is a dark greysh black. I plan to have led light ambient around the crown molding.
Looking for suggestions of ideal color/ texture for wall paint.
Thanks!

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If you are looking to protect the actual fidelity of the picture, without adding color contamination, then I suggest a neutral color.

Depends on how dark you want to go. Spears & Munsell N7 nn would be my choice, or varying shades darker or lighter.

https://www.myperfectcolor.com/paint...al-value-scale

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Looking for suggestions of ideal color/ texture for wall paint.
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You want to look at wall acoustical treatment. Without treating the walls acoustically, you will have echos and standing waves that will negatively effect the sound quality. Also depends on your viewing platform. i.e. Projector vs. TV and even then what type of TV and/or PJ. For PJs, it's more critical to get the theater as dark as possible to increase contrast.

Good info in this thread:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-di...ter-image.html

I painted my ceilings black, covered my front wall in all black velvet and my walls are grey and my panels are covered in black velvet. This made a HUGE difference in Picture Quality (PQ) and Sound Quality (SQ).

For example, same color walls but ceiling black and wall treatment:



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If you are looking to protect the actual fidelity of the picture, without adding color contamination, then I suggest a neutral color.



Depends on how dark you want to go. Spears & Munsell N7 nn would be my choice, or varying shades darker or lighter.



https://www.myperfectcolor.com/paint...al-value-scale
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the darkest shade you can stand will result in the best on screen blacks. Remember the black you see on the screen is a white screen with no light shining on it. When you project an image light off the screen will reflect off surfaces in the room and make it's way back to the screen turning black areas gray. I wouldn't be able to handle an all black room but many enthusiasts do.
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the darkest shade you can stand will result in the best on screen blacks. Remember the black you see on the screen is a white screen with no light shining on it. When you project an image light off the screen will reflect off surfaces in the room and make it's way back to the screen turning black areas gray. I wouldn't be able to handle an all black room but many enthusiasts do.
A good compromise would be a black screen wall, and dark (Neutral) grey surrounding walls. Accessorize with color objects in the room to break it up.
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You want to look at wall acoustical treatment. Without treating the walls acoustically, you will have echos and standing waves that will negatively effect the sound quality. Also depends on your viewing platform. i.e. Projector vs. TV and even then what type of TV and/or PJ. For PJs, it's more critical to get the theater as dark as possible to increase contrast.



Good info in this thread:

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-di...ter-image.html



I painted my ceilings black, covered my front wall in all black velvet and my walls are grey and my panels are covered in black velvet. This made a HUGE difference in Picture Quality (PQ) and Sound Quality (SQ).



For example, same color walls but ceiling black and wall treatment:







Appears there is something wornf with that link. I was able to access that discussion thread. Very useful information. Now I can't seem to get it. Appx 7000 posts.

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Appears there is something wornf with that link. I was able to access that discussion thread. Very useful information. Now I can't seem to get it. Appx 7000 posts.

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Hmm. It works for me:

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-di...ter-image.html

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