Have you ever noticed the work we put into making our movie experiences unforgettable? We choose comfortable seats, bring in the blankies, warm the popcorn, line the snacks, shut the blinds, turn up the volume, and sink into movie mode. The ambience created in the room is almost as important as the movie. Try watching a movie in a theater that’s meh. How much would you enjoy the film? Would you even pay attention to the movie, or would you be busy fretting over the color scheme and the awkwardly placed fittings?
Color Options for Your Movie Theater
Creating a theme starts with choosing the right wallpaper for your theater. You are in luck because we live in an age where temporary removable wallpaper has become highly accessible. It trumps traditional wallpaper as far as application and removal go. You pull it off the backing and stick it on the wall when you want to install it. If you ever want to change it, you peel it off! Can it get simpler than this?
Besides, the best solid color wallpaper also comes with the benefit of not bouncing light off its surface. You do not want to have reflective properties getting in the way of a good movie. Unfortunately, some types of paints often bring in this downside. One minute you are watching a character in the film, and the next, you can see the whole thing playing out on the wall. It can ruin the movie experience. That’s why we advocate for wallpaper. Plus, it requires low maintenance, lasts long, and comes in various colors, patterns, and designs.
So, which colors should you choose?
You may not have noticed this, but most commercial and home theaters rely on matte black. Why? It absorbs rather than reflect light. So, it’s easier for you to concentrate on what’s happening in the movie instead of spending time looking at the walls and getting distracted. We recommend a matte black wallpaper if you want the theater to give you the best viewing experience without much fuss.
But is this the right option for you? When choosing a wallpaper color, you must question how else you will use the room. With commercial theaters and some home theaters, movie viewing is the sole purpose in these spaces. You’re in, you watch the movie, and then you’re out catering to some other role. But if the movie room serves more than viewing, you may want to rethink using a matte black. Why? It can tire out the eyes in bright conditions. Say, for example, that the movie room also doubles as a gaming room. Can you imagine playing pool with a matte black ambience? It would be hard and would affect the overall vibe of the game.
Suppose you want to use the movie room for more than just viewing; you may want to consider using a dark grey. It still offers light absorption properties. You can still watch your movie without getting distracted by reflection. But it also enables you to use the room for other things besides watching movies. You can think of it as the perfect balance between movie immersion and practicality.
Do the benefits end at that? Not even close. Grey is commonly used even in standard rooms. You may have seen it in bedrooms, offices, and even living rooms. This versatility makes it an excellent choice for a room that can also serve other purposes. But it gets deeper than this- it also enhances image quality from the screen. You see, while matte black is a good color, it is fully immersive and does not offer any color reflective properties. But grey provides a bit of a back and forth without ruining the image quality.
So, you end up with better image quality and can still use the room for gaming, meetings, and any other purpose you would like.
What color is close to black and can make the room feel even deeper? Dark brown! This hue makes the room feel even more intimate and gives it a warmth that black does not. So, if you want to create a comfortable space where you can sit and watch movies all night and day without interruption, why not give this color a try? It comes in a range of options. Take cinnamon as an example. It lends a subtle vintage vibe to the room and still balances it out, ensuring that the sophistication shows. If you want to make the room, feel even more intimate, layer the dark brown with light brown accents. The layering adds depth and character to the space and ensures it does not feel too bland.
Will a dark brown wallpaper work for your movie room? Some people find dark brown to be a bit too dark for their liking. If you would like to use the room for purposes other than movies, you may want to avoid this look. While it’s not matte black, it is also highly absorbent and can make using the room in bright conditions a hassle.
How about imparting some versatility to your space? After all, can you go wrong with a primary color? The thought of using dark blue in a movie theater may have you a bit on the fence. But think about it. First, it boasts absorptive properties like matte black, ensuring the room is dark enough for viewing. Secondly, it’s not a heavy hue. So, when you’re done with the movie and want to spend some fun time in the room, you can still do that. Thirdly, it offers a ton of varieties. Dark blue is but an umbrella under which you can find so many shades of blue. This versatility can help you find one that serves both movie and other purposes. Oh, and it’s not tiring to the eyes.
There are tons of other solid colors you can use. We recommend that you consider the use of the room. If it’s only for movie viewing, you can go as dark as you want. But if you’re going to use the space for other uses, consider adding lighter accents and colors. Don’t forget the ceiling for a complete experience. Enjoy!