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What colors are best for studio walls?

Post by moogplayer » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:00 pm

Wonder if there's any research on this -- what colors in your studio environment makes you relax and create more? Looking for clues on here with my new room...

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Post by Nick Sevilla » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:12 pm

I like lighter colors, and use less lighting to create more of a mood.

Try an off white color like one with a bit of brown or yellow, or any other color you like.

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Post by AndyHutchinson » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:54 pm

I've always liked the "ski lodge" look: lots of wood panelling, (acoustically sound, of course,) and darker but neutral colors. But, since you're the only one that will be there all the time, I'd say whatever makes you feel most comfortable. And, of course, your money is better spent on a Fairchild. Once you have one of those you can fart on a snare drum and make a hit record.

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Post by lancebug » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:31 am

autumn rose, new corn, champagne mist.

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Re: What colors are best for studio walls?

Post by rhythm ranch » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:42 am

moogplayer wrote:Wonder if there's any research on this -- what colors in your studio environment makes you relax and create more? Looking for clues on here with my new room...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 142143.htm

A Google search turns up quite a few (sometimes contradictory) hits. The actual studies are probably more reliable than simple opinions, but I'd say experiment and see what works for you. What colors make you feel more creative?

P.S. I'm not sure I'd equate relaxation with creativity. Maybe sometimes, but not always.

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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:38 am

i went with a bright, just slightly off white for my new room. people will say 'white walls are boring' and they have a point, but my thinking was that since there's never any natural sunlight in there, i wanted it as bright as possible.

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Post by Jon Nolan » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:11 pm

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:i went with a bright, just slightly off white for my new room. people will say 'white walls are boring' and they have a point, but my thinking was that since there's never any natural sunlight in there, i wanted it as bright as possible.
yer room is good. feels/looks comfy.

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Post by Aquaman » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:14 pm

I went with a cooler green for the live room to give musicians that "intimate pre-show green room" vibe - it seems to work! I get lots of comments like "it feels really relaxed in here".

Cool blue for the control room since I spend up to 12 hours a day in there, and the blue walls soothe my constantly mounting rage.

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Post by chorga1 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:38 am

My 2 cents:


the darker the color, the smaller the room will feel.


green is the easiest on the eyes - that's why billiard tables are usually green and the undersides of ballcaps used to be green.


YMMV

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Post by CedarSound » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:17 am

+1

My room is in my basement... It's not that big, but I make it work for me.
When I moved in, the walls were dark chocolate brown. I considered different colors and finally decided to go with an off-white, with lamps in the corners for ambiance... (took the fluorescents right outa there!)

The room feels bigger than it is now...

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Post by junomat » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:32 pm

Anything but white or black or gray. ;)

We decided to go with colors that we've used in our own home and variations there of. We've always received wonderful feedback that our space is comfy and a great place to make music.

If you make your space cold and bland, well...

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