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Colour for walls?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by Pulsar, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. Pulsar

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    Hello all.

    I have recently installed a projector, but the walls of the room are cream, and need to be darker. I have to keep the room girlfriend friendly, so it can't go black:confused:

    I would like a colour that is quite bright in the day, but will go dark with no lights on and won't reflect light very much. Any suggestions?

    If you could just say what colour you use, that could help.

    Cheers

    Rob
     
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    Black! Black! (throws easel across the room, kicking the painting etc)


    What about using dark red duvatyne curtains?

    Nathan
     
  3. mike.hutch

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    Use matt paint, that will help loads, other than that, just go for something dark.


    :)
     
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    I use Kodak 18% grey in my ht room, but that would look aweful in a lounge or similar.

    It's very tricky to get a good compromise so the room looks like a room and not something like a dungeon.

    Gary.
     
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    In my old room, I settled for Morroccan Red for the walls and Toffee Cream for the ceiling, both in Matt finish, naturally. The ceiling in particular was a bit of a compromise, but worked pretty well.

    New room under construction, haven't given colour scheme too much thought yet...
     
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    I have a dark red (cant remember which flavour) on walls and ceiling. Looks very good in the daylight
     
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    Can you not go with the colour you have at present in matt and use blackout curtain material at the windows. It makes a room go black in the brightest of days.
     
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    I have been looking at dark reds, looks about the best solution for me. I will be using blackout cloth on the windows, but its the 6ft screen that is illuminating my cream walls at the moment:p

    Thanks for all the input.

    Rob
     
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    Has anyone tried a Hessian or fabric wallpaper ?
     
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    I am going to use a sort of terracota red (matt) with a lighter version on the cieling.
    Going to order black out blinds for the two windows and then thick curtains with a blackout lining.
    The Panny isnt' the brightest proj, but it illuminates the room at a reasonable level....
    Unlike the Optoma I tried recently that was 1600 ansi lumens...I had to wear sun glasses for the first 20 minutes of T2 before it became unbearable...rainbows but no pot of Gold :laugh:

    Chris
     
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    With eyes like pies! Black! Black! :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    Yes, we went for red, and it looks nice and works well. Had to keep the ceiling white, though. FWIW, I used B&Q's one coat range - "Warm Red" I think is the colour, and the do (did?) another in the colours everywhere range that was very similar that I used on the radiators. Pics in my sig link if you're interested....
     
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    very nice job richard, picture looks great
     
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    Go to B&Q and take a look at the incandescant paint from Beneton.

    We went for the blue which during the day, just looks mid to light blue but after dark, with some nice 12 volt lighting, dependent on the angle, it can vary from mid blue through to purple through to very dark blue.

    This picture really does not do it justice (and it was taken around lunchtime) but should give you an idea

    [​IMG]
     

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