What colour for ceiling?

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  1. AaronG

    AaronG Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Guys,

    I'd like to get some sudgestions on ceiling colours for home theaters. I've read some threads where they recommend "Kodak Grey". What are the properties of Kodak grey?(none of the paint shops I have talked to know what Kodak grey is)

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  2. Scott_G

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    How dark are you going to run your room?

    RPTV or Projector.

    Mine's the basic white now with grey walls.

    There are no windows and I run it fairly dark with bias lighting behind the RPTV.

    I've thought about painting the ceiling, but given the lighting I'm happy with the current color.
     
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    BLACK!
     
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  5. AaronG

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    Thanks for the responses!

    Scott: Right now I have a direct view TV (36" Toshiba). The room will be fairly dark. It's a sealed room, but I plan to have four sconces on for ambient light.

    Thanks,

    Aaron
     
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    Kodak grey refers to the the standard card from Kodak for photography. It is also known as an "18% reflectance neutral gray card". It's original purpose was to have something "standarized" for a light meter to read. If it is included in one photo of a series, it will allow the printer to correctly match all the photos for color printing. You can pick one up at any well stocked photo store. Then take it to the paint store to have it matched.
     
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    I went to a photography store and bought a kodak grey card for $5 and matched it at the paint store. I am going with black for the wall behind the screen, Kodak grey on the other three walls and 25% of Kodak grey for the ceiling- the paint store can easily make 25% or 50% or 100%. The carpet is black/grey design.
    Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  8. Scott_G

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    My room is 13 x 20 x 8.

    Room is sealed with four sconces also.

    Sconces have 25 Watt bulbs on a nice digital dimmer.

    Front two lights are Red.

    There are 4 can lights with 65 Watt bulbs, just for room lighting - not watching movies (also on a nice dimmer).

    I have a 6500 bulb behind the TV for bias lighting.

    I'm not sure I'd paint mine black. I like being able to turn up the lights and have a bright room when needed.

    I don't get any ceiling reflection now. The tile is a flat white color. I might do a darker color one day - maybe the same grey as the walls.

    I think black is needed more for projection or if you have more light in the room.
     
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    Flat Black! well mostly.
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