Stopping light scatter in a small room (projector)

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    Morning folks,

    I decided to get a projector a week or so ago prior to that I painted my rather small room (10x11ft) magnolia which I now realize was a terrible choice as the room on bright scenes looks like I’ve switched the light on!

    What have people done to solve this issue?
    I’m debating doing the walls a dark Matt grey and the wall the screen is on / ceiling in black

    Will this alteration give a much better result or are there better ways to deal with this issue?

    Please see pics below (just to the right of the screen I also have a gloss white door.. far from ideal )
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    I painted my walls grey but couldn't paint the ceiling anything other than white due to creative differences, however a solution that seems to help is a black sheet as per the pics.
     

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    That looks good mate, did you find it much better after the grey and black cloth?
     
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    Yes, It does seem to help, I noticed that the contrast seemed to improve.
     
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    Dark walls definitely make a difference.
    A dark ceiling would be better still, but I understand most of us cant do this.
    Here is mine...

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    Looks really good, what colour grey have you used? My spare room is dedicated to being a cinema/gaming room so I can do it any colour I want luckily I’m just trying to decide what colours to use on the ceiling and on the walls as I ideally don’t want it all the same colour
     
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    The colour was called Denim Drift.
    Personally I would use all the same colour on the walls and ceiling as furnishings and pictures etc will break it all up.
     
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    Thanks a lot
     

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