Cieling paint...black or dark blue?

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  1. Wes

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    I am just days away from painting the ceiling of the new theater. I am trying to achieve a outer space type look through an open ceiling and will have blue rope light around the sides directed to the ceiling. My initial thought was to paint it flat black, but I keep thinking a real dark flat blue might be better. I plan on painting planets up there also which will be illuminated by a black light at the rear of the room.
    Any thoughts would be helpful!
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  2. Darren Mortensen

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    To achieve this affect I would do a combnation of both. Doing the outter perimeter in a deep,dark violet (eggplant) then blend that into black. This will allow the illusion of depth and dimension to your painted night sky.
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    Oooo...I like that blend idea! [​IMG]
    If you are going for realistic, then flat black would be the ticket. But realistic is so boring. Blue will create a more pleasant atmosphere. You should also paint some nebulas using an air brush. That would look cool.
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    Yeah, definately use some different shades for your ceiling. It makes it look more realistic. Bob Ross never painted his skies one color did he?
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    "Bob Ross never painted his skies one color did he?"
    No...but then again, it is no secret that Bob Ross is insane. [​IMG]
     
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    Oops, double post! got bitten by the slow internet bug! [​IMG]
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  7. Wes

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    I have done some looking on the net at some cool paintins that I will try to achieve. I am not too great of a painter but I think I can pull it off. I think will go the base of flat black and then add blues, reds, and other colors as I go.
    Thanks for the replies! If you come across any cool sites let me know.
    Here is one I found!
    http://www.novaspace.com/Gallery1.html
    Wes
     
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    Wes, check out some of the space theme screen savers available from webshots. There are a lot of them, and they're free. Webshots space page
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    I did mine almost black!
    Check it out!
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    One of the things I'd like to do with space, money, time, et cetera, is to paint the ceiling of my future home theatre flat black, and then embed into it a few thousand colored tiny fiber optic stars...
    and maybe even make 'em twinkle. Just a bit.
    Actually, in the real full size theatre I'd love to design, build, and operate (this would be a stage/concert hall, not a movie-house,) I'd like to have a fiber optic star field that actually occupied, say, five or six meters of depth.
    I've fallen in love, ever since the people across the Mall got their realistic stellarium (a star tank. An accurate scale model of the local area, out to about a couple hundred lightyears. But what you see when you walk into the room is... "my God! It's full of stars!" Tres cool. If you're ever in the Washington, D.C. area and want to see it, I can get you directions...)
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  11. GaryFoster

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    I painted mine a rich blue, the color of the sky at sunset of a pure cloudless evening. When the lights go down, it's as "black" as one could need. When the lights are on, the look, bordered with the gold painted soffit and trim, get universal oohs and ahhs from the attendees. The room looks properly "theatrical", which was a large part of the decorating decision.
    Gary
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