Good Questions: Paint the Wall Behind My Flat Screen TV ?

Good Questions: Paint the Wall Behind My Flat Screen TV ?

Maxwell Ryan
Nov 28, 2007

Hello AT,

I'm convinced that there's something interesting I can do with paint on this blank wall before remounting the 60" plasma you see on the floor and the 3 on-wall speakers you see around it. All of these items are high-gloss black. I've tried a few things, including painting this whole wall, but none have worked out (which would be why you see that big bucket of paint next to the tv)...

(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first.)
Link To All Good Questions

Now I'm thinking about painting some kind of frame or box behind everything (like the red outline I drew on top of pic) but have no idea what color, light or darker, matte or glossy, etc would look good as a background for the gloss black plasma and speakers, assuming this idea is even a good one. None of my previous ideas turned out any good, that's for sure.

Thanks! Steve

Dear Steve,

Doing a little subtle decorative work to offset the behemoth you're about to put on the wall is a great idea. We go with a tone that is not a mid-tone - something between the dark of the TV and the light of the wall.

As far as what color you choose, we'd go with a warm color (red seems very nice to us right now - but brown would be a more discreet choice. We'd also head over to this post at ATSanFran to see how a few folks used artwork to offset their flat screen.

We'd also head over to our Home Tech site and look at these posts: Small Cool Tech Setups 2007. There are a good many variations on your theme here.

Related Links:

AT Fall Colors Contest Check out other people's use of color.
Good Questions: Great White Wall Help?
Hot Tips: On Painting

moving--truck moving--dates moving--dolly moving--house moving--cal Created with Sketch. moving--apt