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My plan has been to have a soffit overhang with a string of rope lights going around it, causing some diffuse uplighting that will be controlled via grafik eye.


However, I think we have finalized on a fairly dark grey for ceiling and I'm wondering whether we will see any effect from the rope lighting or whether it will all just be absorbed.


Has anyone done a dark ceiling with rope lighting? Any comments?


Color scheme is still adjustable, wife is looking at some GOM samples.
 

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PAP,

What are GOM samples?



We use a rope light to illuminate painted sky murals. The breathtaking transition for the "sunrise/sunset" is lost with the dark color, but if you want accent lighting it is effective.

We had a medical office that spec'd for the dome surface to be painted a kacky gray to match the carpet... so we do have a few techniques we developed that our painter/cove light guru can share with you to get the most out of your color scheme. His email is: [email protected]
 

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"What are GOM samples?"


GOM = Guilford of Maine - a company that sells acoustically transparent fabric in a large array of colors.
www.guilfordofmaine.com
 

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Hi PAP


I have done the rope lighting thing. I too at first though this would look really cool and have that theater effect. But sadly its not what I thought it would be some how I expected more. I have a grayish purple ceiling but it just seems to wash out the lighting. My cousin and my self spent hours doing a beautiful job on lowering the crown moulding and recessing the lighting behind the moulding. I thought it would grow on me but it has not so I think I'm going to take it all down raise the crown to the ceiling and do some nice wall sconces.


I don't want discourage anyone from trying it or doing it but for myself it just didn't turn out to my liking, but maybe I'm too pickey.


Steven :(
 

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What color(s) are on the rest of the walls? Would a colored rope light look good in there?
 

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I have a burgundy ceiling (and walls) with rope light mounted 6" below the ceiling shining up and have been very pleased with the look...
 

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You can also double-up in the runs.
 

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Thanks for the feedback sharms. I'm starting to think it may be a bit too gimicky over time and that it won't provide enough light to be useful.


Haven't decided the final colors, but we have picked out a couple GOM colors that we're leaning towards right now:


Smoky Quartz (looks a lot ligher and slightly bluer in real lighting)

Lily Pad - Ink

Anchorage - Onyx
Great colors PAP,


Did I remember you saying you were going to go with a frame style GOM covering similar to what Jerry Pease did? Or did I dream that?


If so, have you given that any more thought?


J
 

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Well here is a picture of my rope lighting setup...sounds like what you want to do.

Hope this helps
http://www.avcmall.com/htroom/crown11.jpg

By the way...ceiling is gray...walls dark blue.


Rayjr


Rayjr,


That is shaping up very, very nice...


Good luck!
 

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Joe - yes we are thinking about doing that because we love the no chair-rail look.


Unfortunately all the detail in the thread he posted appear to have been deleted. I had forgotten the name of the original poster - thanks for reminding me, I hope I can get in touch with him to get some more details on his technique.


Do you know his username?
 

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Ray - that ceiling looks lighter grey, is it? We are planning a black ceiling.
 

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Joe - yes we are thinking about doing that because we love the no chair-rail look.


Unfortunately all the detail in the thread he posted appear to have been deleted. I had forgotten the name of the original poster - thanks for reminding me, I hope I can get in touch with him to get some more details on his technique.


Do you know his username?
Hi PAP,


It's Jerry Pease on this board http://hometheatertalk.com/httalk/vi...=asc&start=750


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Thanks for that link - that is him indeed. I wonder why he deleted all the info here....
 

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This thread may have already moved beyond the light question however....



I did exactly what sharms described and LOVED it. I had dark blue walls with a very inky (near black) ceiling. The crown was dropped about 5 inches from the ceiling and it looked fantastic. I got more comments on the cherry stained crown and dimmable uplighting hidden behind than nearly any other aspect of the room.


I will be doing the same in the room I am working on now. It would not seem complete without it, imo.
 

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I too have a flat black ceiling and the diffuse light from the rope lighting above the crown molding is very nice.
 
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