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What colour to paint my HC

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by Gee, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. Gee

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    I've nearly finsihed the construction of my home cinema in my cellar but I am having trouble picking a colour for the walls. The ceiling is going to be a dark colour if not black because the screen is at ceiling height but apart from that I haven't got an idea. Has anyone got any good ideas or pictures to give me inspiration?

    Thanks <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
     
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    Try looking at fulabeers' DIY HC.

    I think blue is a nice colour with a very dark blue ceiling, close to black but noticably blue at times.
     
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    i personaly have gone for a black ceiling (you can't do better inmyop)

    as for walls it's a tast thing .a lot of people tend to go with dark gray or red .

    i am going with green walls gray wood work black ceiling and screen wall green and gold sofa and a few touchs of gold here and there

    have a look here <a href="http://www.avscience.com/installs.html" target="_blank">http://www.avscience.com/installs.html</a> may give you few idears

    i would just say if the pic is important to you go for the darkest colour you can <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
     
  4. Stuart Wright

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    I wouldn't paint the ceiling black as it's a bit too oppressive IMO. Just pick a very dark colour. I chose matt blue. The darkest colour on the chart at B&Q.<br />Check out my home cinema.
     
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    Stuart i must admit you could be right .

    what i did i got some fake clear jem stones (like the ones in kids jewelry) and glued them to the ceiling in a celestial patern . i would have gone for the fiberoptic route but it was just a little above my budget

    now when the pj or tv is on they just twinkle a little with the changes in light and i have a lovely star feild

    might sound a bit naff but the wife likes it and that's the important thing <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
     
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    Gee,

    I had the same problem last week, so i asked the Girlfriend to choose a colour. I outlined that it should be dark.

    She picked one of the Dulux mix colours, it is a darkish purple. I was weary when it went on but i have done three walls and the ceiling, plus glossed the same colour on the skirts etc. I must say it looks fantastic! My screen wall is Black.<br />Take a look at the photos in the link below, although the flash makes it look a little blue. If you like i can post the name of the mix for you.
     
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    when it comes to wood work . you may consider using a matt paint with a protective coat of matt varnish . i am doing this .it may help more when it comes to reflected light

    the woodwork has always anoyed me more than anything when watching a film. with having matt walls gloss woodwork allmost glows

    just my op though
     
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    Guys,

    Thanks for the ideas and links. I think I will go with dark blue or dark red or both. Women definately have a better eye for this sort of thing, my girlfriend has already expressed her opinions on a few of my ideas! I thought it was supposed to be my room??? Go figure! <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
     

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