The Best Paint Colors for a Home Theater

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Every movie lover has dreamed of one day having their very own home theater. After all, what’s better than cozying up to watch a film in your pajamas? No traffic, no long lines, and no noisy movie-goers.

We’re so excited you’ve decided to create a movie theater space in your home. But before you can pick out what’s on the queue to watch first, we have to take it back a few steps to create the room of your dreams. We’re here to help you decide one of the most crucial first steps to designing your theater: the wall color.

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Getting Started

We know it seems simple, but the walls in your theater can make or break the entire look and feel that you’re going for. No need to fret about soundproofing either, regular drywall works just fine for the average home theater. If you’re concerned, consider sound absorption panels on the wall connected to a neighboring room.

As for the rest of your walls, it’s time to start brainstorming color ideas. Your home theater walls are the foundation to the rest of the room and can mean the difference between an average theater experience and an exceptional one.

Choosing The Paint Color

You’ve probably never stepped into a theater that had bright white walls— and there’s a good reason for that. Lighter colors reflect light from the screen, which can create a less-than-ideal viewing experience. That being said, darker shades are a safe bet when choosing paint colors for your home theater.

Not sure how to choose? We recommend taking a few moments to consider how you want your home theater to feel, and then choosing a corresponding color to fit those goals.

Luxurious: Deep wine reds paired with gold hardware accents will give you the indulgent theater you’re dreaming of.

Comfortable: Browns and deep beiges give the highly sought-after feeling of comfort and relaxation.

Bold: Dark greys and even black (yes, black) are perfect for a full immersion experience. Note that this can make the room appear smaller but is sure to make an impression.

Playful: Dark blues and navy hues give a favorable viewing vibe while remaining fun and modern.

Choosing The Paint Finish

Don’t forget about the finish when choosing your paint colors. Remember that walls and color are reflective, so avoid all gloss or satin finish paints. Instead, go with a matte or eggshell finish for the best, least-distracting experience. It makes a huge difference, we promise.

Don’t Forget the Details

Remember that the goal of your home theater room is to minimize outside light and reflections, so cover all windows and avoid glass or mirrors when decorating. Prioritize speaker needs and placements and plan accordingly when working on your walls.

As for the floor, we recommend wall-to-wall carpet. Not only is it cozy, but it also helps further absorb sound to create optimal viewing for those inside the room, and fewer distractions for those outside the room.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. Call today to schedule your FREE estimate (704) 445-7750. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.

 

 

 

Color Crush: Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2022 Evergreen Fog

I think we all can agree that after two challenging years full of surprises, 2022 brings feelings of hope, positive changes, and new beginnings. That’s exactly what Sherwin-Williams had in mind when they announced the 2022 Color of the Year: Evergreen Fog.

This gorgeous grey-meets-green shade effortlessly encapsulates the beauty of life as we know it. Fun, yet sophisticated. Subtle, yet stunning. Comforting, yet fresh. All otherwise known as a match made in heaven.

 

 

 

 

We’re Green With Envy

“Evergreen Fog inspires us to begin again and is a great choice for modern interiors and exteriors,” says Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams’ Director of Color Marketing.

Not only does the shade represent new beginnings, but it is also one. For years now, cooler, bolder tones took the lead in the previous color of the year trends. Evergreen Fog introduces a new era of magical mid-tones perfect for any intrigued design-lover.

Incorporating Evergreen Fog Into Your Space

One of the greatest features of Evergreen Fog is its neutrality and versatility. This makes the shade easy to incorporate into any home, inside or out.

Pair it perfectly with a color palette of fresh beiges, wicker browns, or muted golds. Its modern appearance adds a regenerative touch to any space that may feel dull or outdated in your home. Here are a few ideas we think you may love:

In the Kitchen

Looking for a more affordable option to upgrade your kitchen? We recommend painting your cabinets and incorporating the gorgeous hue glazed on your cabinets with a fresh white backsplash and gold (or copper!) hardware finishes. After all, dinner parties are on their way back.

Sue Wadden suggests using the tone to “create depth and texture with a mix of natural-looking textiles. Add a little gleam with a fusion of metals — champagne gold, warm brass, or inky black.”

In the Office

It’s no secret that COVID-19 advanced the remote workforce in early 2020. Although you may have initially dusted off your home office at the start of the pandemic, it’s time for a much-needed upgrade. Emerald Fog is the no-brainer refresh that may even make you look forward to your video calls again.

Painted on the walls, Emerald Fog would stun paired with a wooden desk and urban bronze decor. Add in a few potted plants for complementary greenery and you’re all set for a day’s work.

In the Bedroom

Your bedroom is the oasis you seek to unwind in after a long day, which is why we always recommend regular design updates to keep it feeling fresh. We imagine detailed wainscoting paired with Emerald Fog above for a gorgeous earthly depth that will dress up your existing decor.

Not ready for a full-walled commitment? Try a trendy accent wall or Emerald Fog painted dressers and nightstands.

With a color like Emerald Fog, there are endless possibilities. How will you incorporate the color of the year in your home? Flowers Painting is here to help you bring your vision to life. Contact our team today to discuss the project goals you have in mind.

About Flowers Painting

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Rock Hill, and more. Call today to schedule your FREE estimate (704) 445-7750. Flowers Painting provides full painting services including color consulting, interior painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails, and more. To see pictures of our finished work be sure to visit our website gallery.