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Old 07-14-2012, 07:49 AM   #1
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We had a small closet in our den, 46" wide by 25" deep. Got rid of the by-pass doors, drywalled, built in a cabinet from floor to about 32", added electric and cable, some adjustable shelves and set the TV and stereo there.

I want to know from you all what color you think would be good for the interior of the space? I was thinking flat black would help the TV blend in and the picture pop. The surrounding wall will be BM pale oak Aura eggshell.

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I did something like that for my brother with a blackened red. Looked nice without being distracting.

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I did something like that for my brother with a blackened red. Looked nice without being distracting.
Do you recall the color code or name?
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Warm dark gray.
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Do you recall the color code or name?

BM AF-305 I used Aura matte
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Flat black, only. It will look like the TV is floating in a black hole, with zero distraction. Any color and you will see what's back there, any sheen and it will reflect light and be visible.
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Good advice from JSheridan...I was thinking the same thing..FLAT BLACK all the way. No reflection!
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If you go flat black, get a factory and not a store tint mix. Have it shaken but also plan on stirring it awhile before and while putting it on. My Benjamin Moore supplier had the University of Illinois account and special ordered a super flat black for them and sold me some. It was not Ben Moore but worked great except that it was unforgiving when it came to smudges of any kind.
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So the very flat black will smudge? That could be an issue as I will be moving things around and will likely bump the wall and push things against it.

I will try for a factory mixed flat black at my BM store. The space is small so I won't mind if I have to try a eggshell as well.

Thanks for the comments.
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A neutral grey is actually best. You really shouldn't be watching tv in a completely darkened room. Having a black background in a darkened room will lead to eye strain if you watch for any length of time. Grey will not be as drastic a contrast and will not affect the colors you see on the tv. For example, a red background will make colors on the tv appear to have a red tinge

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