Choosing the Right Color For Home Theater

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Did you know your room color is a determining factor in your home theater's picture quality? Although most folks are careful to consider eliminating ambient lighting, it's common for many to forget that the light projected from your video source is affected by the surrounding furnishings and wall colours. There's a reason movie theaters tend to come in two basic coloration: dark and darker. A darker background helps contrast and eliminates reflections. White or painted colored walls tend to reflect light back from your screen, distorting color accuracy. So when planning a home theater space, consider using a muted darker color palette of blacks, dark grays or even blood reds (appropriate for you horror movie buffs).

[Photo from Harmony Interiors]

-gregory

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.