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I am sort of in a quandary. I am having a hard time deciding what color to paint the home theater room I am in the process of constructing. I am taking an already existing room and adding recessed lighting, on wall speakers, building an audio closet, etc. These all have been easier than trying to come up with a color scheme. This is killing me. I know I definitely want velvet curtains in the room (color is still up in the air). The room entrance is such that a door cannot be placed there so I will have some nice closable curtains to help divide the room from the hallway leading up to it.


Here are a few pics of what I have to deal with. These are from just before I moved in.


View of the front of the room. The closet is there to cover the sump pit. The closet is in the process of being converted into an audio closet/rack with the electronics facing towards the back of the room, from a constructed opening.

http://audiworld.downeymillgroup.com...ater_front.jpg


View of the back of the room (ventless gas heater will be removed)

http://audiworld.downeymillgroup.com...eater_back.jpg


And this somewhat gives you an idea of the hallway I have to deal with.

http://audiworld.downeymillgroup.com...t_stairs_2.jpg


I was contemplating going with a color scheme similar to my kitchen (done by the previous owner), but I still am not sure.

http://audiworld.downeymillgroup.com.../Kitchen_1.jpg


Does anyone have any guidance or suggestions in choosing a color for this room? Obviously the darker the better since I have a projector that will be ceiling mounted.
 

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It all depends on your own tastes and how dark you want the room. I am always partial to Black and Burgundy, which are my colors. Black and Grey also works well together. Dark Green looks good witrh burgundy trim. Blue and grey looks very well togethere as well as Blue and Black. Look through many photos and see if you can pick on any one color that really strikes your chord. Then try to find a good accent color.


Color advice is by far the hardest to give as it's all subjective and everyone has their favorites.
 

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I e-mailed the ISF asking them about recommended colors for HT. They told me either flat black or "eggshell GrayCard." GrayCard is a color used to calibrate photographic equipment. I went to a photo shop and got a graycard, ($4.00) and took it to HD where they matched it for me. It's a deep gray with a slight hint of blue. I painted my back wall and the 2 outside rows of ceiling tiles graycard. The front wall and the ceiling tiles above and in front of my screen are flat black.


Its a dark room, but not unattractive. My wife even accepts the color scheme.


Craig
 

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It all depends on your own tastes and how dark you want the room. I am always partial to Black and Burgundy, which are my colors. Black and Grey also works well together. Dark Green looks good witrh burgundy trim. Blue and grey looks very well togethere as well as Blue and Black. Look through many photos and see if you can pick on any one color that really strikes your chord. Then try to find a good accent color.


Color advice is by far the hardest to give as it's all subjective and everyone has their favorites.
Very nice color schee in your setup. I will definitely have to take that one into consideration


I might try taking the pics I currently have of the room and play with them in Photoshop to get an idea of possible schemes.
 

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Playing in photoshop is a very good idea. The only limits are your imagination and good taste. :)
 
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