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The best color scheme you have seen for an HT room?

I am curious as to what is the best color scheme you have seen for a home theater room... or maybe a few of your favorites.

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Re: The best color scheme you have seen for an HT room?

Mine ....burgandy (please excuse the mess)

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Re: The best color scheme you have seen for an HT room?

Oooohhh.... colors are a matter of personal taste.

I prefer muted colors in a home theater. Functionally, the all black "bat-caves" are the best, IMHO, but esthetiacally, a muted, not all black design is what I prefer. Other than that, white is a no-no by be, as the screen as the obvious exception. For those who have a grey screen, I also opt for a scheme where all other colors are darker than the screen.

Below is a picture I found inspiring when choosing my own color scheme, even if I went for even less color and mostly a greyscale theme. Even if it is not all finished yet, I guess you can see where I am going with this: http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...me-cinema.html

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Re: The best color scheme you have seen for an HT room?

I know there must be some more favorites out there. Help me out... I am trying to get some ideas.


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Re: The best color scheme you have seen for an HT room?

Here's an interesting one that I designed



This is Steve Withey's room. He posts here occasionally as swithey. Steve did a great job of finishing it. It's also of interest to some of you IB guys.

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Re: The best color scheme you have seen for an HT room?

Well, Mine is no way in the same league as Steve's but here is what I used.



The blue wall looks black when the lights are off and the movie is playing. The black upper sections is not paint its black carpet underlay.
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Re: The best color scheme you have seen for an HT room?

The best color scheme for optimum reproduction is a neutral color for any walls that will contribute to the reflected light on the screen or within the visual field when viewing the screen, at least according to SMPTE. While everyone will have their preferences, the effects of non-neutral walls on percieved color and on ambient light biasing the screen itself have to be considered if you want accurate color.

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Re: The best color scheme you have seen for an HT room?

Here's one in more warm, earthy colors



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Re: The best color scheme you have seen for an HT room?

I have seen several with tan/stone/khaki color with black or dark brown accents. I like the black wall around the screen as well. Our recliners are black.

I also like the carpet with some sort of design/pattern to it. Maybe even some GOM patterned fabric for the acoustic panels. I ordered several samples that are a mixture of earth tone type colors. I am not sure about the ceiling yet, but I am thinking black.


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Re: The best color scheme you have seen for an HT room?

The science of selecting the best colors is discussed here, along with a discussion of the use of backlighting for other types of displays. I suggest reading it to better understand how room colors and lighting affect the perception of color and the viewing experience.

http://www.cinemaquestinc.com/ive.htm

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