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Designing HT - Need Help w/ Colors!!!


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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   friesepferd

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Posted August 26 2009 - 04:16 AM

Hi there!
I'm a newb to the forum so I'll start out by giving a quick overview of my situation.
I am going to be building a house pretty soon which will have a HT in the basement.
It will be two rows of seating, projector & screen style. I'll show post the layout when I have it.
We want it to have a 'classy' look to it and have decided on merlot colored ceilume ceiling tiles (as shown below)
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and I am pretty sure we are going to go with dark brown walls, probably with a slightly red tint but not overwehlming.
Any comments or suggestions on this color scheme?
What about carpet color? I was thinking maybe a tan/gold carpet. Im really not sure about that.
May later add collumns, also a gold/tan color?
Any inputs, pictures, online color palletes, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Below is a quick makup of the approx colors I was thinking of:
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maybe a smidge darker on the gold?
I know the merlot color doesnt match on my palette. I think the actual color is in btwn the two pics shown

#2 of 14 OFFLINE   friesepferd

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Posted August 26 2009 - 04:30 AM

I am trying to decide on colors for my new theater room and have chosen to get these cieling tiles:
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That picture may or may not be a bit purply compaired to what they really are.
I am trying to come up with a color scheme and am thinking blown walls and tan/gold carpet.
What do you think? Any ideas or suggestions?
Maybe something similar to this:
ceiling    walls     floor
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#3 of 14 OFFLINE   friesepferd

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Posted August 26 2009 - 05:36 AM


also if anyone has pictures of their theater rooms- especially ones with similar color schemes that would be great!

#4 of 14 OFFLINE   g-man70

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Posted September 03 2009 - 09:01 AM

I went with black glacier ceiling tile and grid, dark burgandy walls, and a dark grey (earth) carpet. It's a smaller room, 10x17. Here are some photos.

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#5 of 14 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 03 2009 - 11:16 AM

I would go darker on the floor.  Carpet was one of the last things that we put in, and I can't believe how much "darker" the room became when we switched from tan plywood and grey cement to black carpet. It "soaked up" a lot of light.

I went with a olive/dark green ceiling, black and tan walls, and black carpet:

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Sorry the front picture is so dark, but it eats up the light


This one under construction shows it better:


#6 of 14 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 03 2009 - 11:23 AM

Here is a shot of the carpet:
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#7 of 14 OFFLINE   g-man70

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Posted September 04 2009 - 03:14 AM

I agree with Adam on the floor. Go much darker.

Very classy looking theater there Adam.

#8 of 14 OFFLINE   Jason Charlton

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Posted September 04 2009 - 05:22 AM

I went with brown tones in my theater, too.  We have a pretty deep brown carpet, the trim nearly matches the carpet color, the walls are a lighter, more neutral color, and the ceiling we left white.  As you can see in the picture below, with the lights out, everything disappears nicely.


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#9 of 14 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 05 2009 - 05:23 AM

Very classy looking theater there Adam.

Thanks.  I finally finished the fabric a few months ago.

#10 of 14 OFFLINE   friesepferd

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Posted September 08 2009 - 06:47 AM

do you think i should go lighter walls and darker floor?
if i had the merlot ceiling and darker brown floor, what color walls?
Would merlot ceiling with darker/rich brown walls and floor be too much?

#11 of 14 OFFLINE   friesepferd

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Posted September 08 2009 - 07:10 AM

here is a pic of a home theater with a similar color scheme that used these ceiling tiles
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i dont like the red panels, and i dont think well have wood around screen like that, but same ceiling, similar walls, similar chair color.
too bad i cant see the color of the carpet in this pic!
any comments or ideas on this?

#12 of 14 OFFLINE   John Burton

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Posted September 08 2009 - 01:41 PM

Are you using "color slide" on the I-phone?  I like the color match

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#13 of 14 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 08 2009 - 02:21 PM

Home Depot or Lowes is now selling small sample cans of paint.  Get a few different colors that you are interested in and paint a 2x2 or 3x3 square on the wall and set a ceiling tile next to it.  Remember to get a flat or satin sheen.  We ended up going with different colors that we initially assumed after we got one yard samples of the different fabrics we were interested in based on how they actually looked on the wall in our room.  When you are getting your paint samples you can also get some carpet samples (a carpet store has a better sample selection than Home Depot or Lowes).  That way you can try different carpets with different paints against your ceiling tile.  You can mix and match until you find what you are looking for.  Keep us posted!

FWIW I think the ceiling on the bottom looks better with the burgundy grid . They white grid seems to break it up in the top picture.



#14 of 14 OFFLINE   friesepferd

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Posted September 17 2009 - 09:30 AM

oh i would paint the grid for sure.
the color pallet was made from http://www.colourlovers.com/

yea.. i have been looking at paint chips, but i think i might just pay the money to buy a mini thing of paint and try it out first.