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Colors in the studio. Should I paint my studio orange?

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I have gone through lots of pictures on the gear porn thread but didnt had any luck finding any good looking setup with walls painted with orange. I'm moving to a bigger place, that has a good combination of grey walls and want to paint the front wall with bright orange. I've seen in lots of modern pictures for living rooms, bedrooms, etc. Any experience or pictures to share with these colors? Will I get bored after 3 months? Just trying to get some ideas.
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na no good... looks like vomit and a lot of musicians are alcholics etc
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Best color, orange!
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I never painted walls, but I bought colour LED lamps to lighten them up with a colour.
An option that's not as permanent as painted walls is to use panel curtains as IKEA sells them for example, they are not cheap when you sum everything up that it requires, but you can exchange them with a new colour or pattern or any random cloth when you got tired of it. I myself like to keep my walls white.
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I'm boring. I painted mine a VERY light grey. Benjamin Moore called Mineral Ice.

kinda like the gray background on this dialog box.

Boring, I know. BUT, I like to add color elsewhere in the room. I also like to keep it somewhat neutral. Orange or any other loud color would drive me NUTS.

Put orange as your background on your laptop and see if you can stand it for more than a week before you decide to paint your damn room that color.
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I have some (very nice) philips living colour lamps where I can dial in any colour I like. After a bit of a play end experimentation in the first weeks, I settled 99% to the white light now.
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Or try changing the bulb color in some of the lights.
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Depends what music you make.

60s/early 70s moog space lounge: orange, gold, brown, olive
late 70s: wood paneling
80s synthpop: CMYK, glass blocks, fog machine
Minimal: white
Industrial: black
rap: rely mostly on blacklight posters
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Depends what music you make.

60s/early 70s moog space lounge: orange, gold, brown, olive
late 70s: wood paneling
80s synthpop: CMYK, glass blocks, fog machine
Minimal: white
Industrial: black
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Don't you mean weed posters and booty shots of girls?!?
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Installed LED coloured lights as well. Red or blue is generally the colors I favour..
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I never painted walls, but I bought colour LED lamps to lighten them up with a colour.
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I have some (very nice) philips living colour lamps where I can dial in any colour I like. After a bit of a play end experimentation in the first weeks, I settled 99% to the white light now.
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Installed LED coloured lights as well. Red or blue is generally the colors I favour..
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I have an orange studio. I painted the previous one the same color as well. This will help a bit. The orange I use is a benjamin moore color called mayan gold (although some people argue it's yellow!?). It's probably the same one used in many homes since interior designers love benjamin moore paint colors..





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I have an orange studio.
doesn't matter what color your studio has - great place, great gear!!
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doesn't matter what color your studio has - great place, great gear!!
Thanks. It's actually more busy and 'decorated' now. But it still sounds terrible even w/ the treatments I've done so far. I still have a hard ceiling and floor surface, still need to install absorbers/diffusers I built for ceiling and buy a rug for the floor. But I think this is probably the type of orange the original poster is thinking of and it should help picture it. I have never got sick of the color.
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Are we talking burnt sienna... dayglow... pumpkin?
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Installed LED coloured lights as well. Red or blue is generally the colors I favour..
You should invest more in your studio. If you had enough synths you wouldn't require any more LEDS.

For the OP I recommend a red to orange fade.
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Currently painting mine "laughing orange" with bright glossy white trim. Love the contrast.

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You should invest more in your studio. If you had enough synths you wouldn't require any more LEDS.
So you're saying I should buy a Jupiter-8?
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My Mrs gets an instant and severe migraine when she looks at orange.
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Best color, orange!


Here we go for my favorite color ... if it ain t funky ; it ain t ...


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My walls are "Chinese Orange" but they look pink in pictures.
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i love orange.

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I love orange also.

The studio floor here was orange at one point, but we added wood floors later.

Orange and industrial gray and/or cream color is a great look.

The only orange left here is my Rhodes, which I re-covered in orange tolex. It looks sharp as f**k.
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My university's colors are bright orange and white. It's obnoxious in all the best ways. Go for it.
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My booth downstairs is painted a shade of orange. I did not like it a first but it has grown on me and many people have commented positively on it.

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I had a friend who once lost it after an Acid & Ketamine binge & decided to paint his studio, and everything in it, turquoise! I'd never seen a turquoise Technics SL1210 before that happened. It was crazy. After that I could never bring myself to paint my own studio such a lurid colour. So orange is out for me I'm affraid.
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Thanks for the the replies.

That benjamin moore orange doesnt look bad at all but it's not exactly what I'm after. I want it fuller.

My idea is to paint only the front wall. But I just realized that after installing all the corner bass traps and having that wall a big window, I dont know how much of an impact is the color going to have. I also started to look at greens/mints. For me is important to create a good vibe in my place of work/hobby whatever, so feel free to post any pics to steal ideas.
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