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Old 27th August 2007
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Studio Paint color?

Trying to decide on colors for control room?

Last studio I had was very dark and gray...I want to get away from that and have some life without being tacky. Something to inspire creativity...etc.

Any opinions, do's/don'ts, lessons learned...

Room is 12x19x8 ft

I do have some windows for natural light.
Old 27th August 2007
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white .....
Old 27th August 2007
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I do some work at a studio that has a really nice, muted reddish-brown color, with lightish tan accents. Very earthy, but not too dark. It's pretty relaxing in there.



It's not the best angle, but you can see what I'm saying.

BTW, the studio's url is http://www.madoakstudio.com.
Old 27th August 2007
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How about Indigo, Purple, or Forest Green? Maybe a floor to ceiling ocean mural.

Avoid red, yellow, black, and most of all, never staple shag carpeting on the wall.

(seemed like a good idea in the 80's.)

Z
Old 27th August 2007
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I have a little lower ceiling, so I went with a very dark grey for the ceiling - definitely helps. I have tanish-light grey walls in the control room and olive drab-light grey live room. Nice look, but it can be a little dark - never been a problem for rock bands.
Old 27th August 2007
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My place has 2 dark, orange-ish brown-red walls, and the other two opposite walls are charcoal. It makes the room cozy and friendly, but definitely modern and professional at the same time. It helped that I was dating an Interior Designer at the time of painting my room
Old 27th August 2007
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ALL BLACK HERE
Old 27th August 2007
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How about Indigo, Purple, or Forest Green? Maybe a floor to ceiling ocean mural.

Avoid red, yellow, black, and most of all, never staple shag carpeting on the wall.

(seemed like a good idea in the 80's.)

Z
My live room is red, control room yellow, all with black casing/baseboard/doors. I love it.

C
Old 28th August 2007
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Anyone ever tried sponge designs like a burnt red over white..etc
I was thinking that this might give a little depth to the room

Does using a dark color on a low ceiling really make it feel higher?

Aaron

PS: Any photos of rooms/ideas are much welcomed!
Old 28th August 2007
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Well, the obvious inoffensive crowd pleaser is blue.... and I've been in a LOT of blue-themed studios. I'd say it seems to be a close second after white/light-grey/off-white in popularity.


If it were me, I'd rock different colors in different rooms. There's tons of great colors out there. If you don't have any taste, hire someone who does!
Old 29th August 2007
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Does using a dark color on a low ceiling really make it feel higher?
It makes it seem less obvious that it's low.
Old 29th August 2007
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Trying to decide on colors for control room?


I do have some windows for natural light.
If you can see wall colors or natural light you obviously don't have enough gear!
Old 29th August 2007
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Half of my studio walls are dark red, and half are white. The floor is wood and the ceiling is black fabric with exposed joists. Actually a very nice vibe going on with the colors. Which surprised me since I suck with the visual arts.
Old 29th August 2007
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Mine is green and white. MSU Spartan all the way baby!
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It makes it seem less obvious that it's low.
I always thought it was the other way around. Light color ceiling, with darker walls.
Todd
Old 29th August 2007
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I was recently on vacation in a beautiful old victorian style house and the room that my wife and i were staying in was painted a deep tone of red, almost like deeply coloured violin. But all of the crown molding on the ceiling and anywhere else was jet black. The floors were natural wood.

It was pretty cool for a moody kinda vibe and thought it was be a cool idea for a studio... providing that the room was well lit with halogens or some very white light.
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