Silly question, I'm setting up a spare bedroom into a home portrait studio. What color/type of paint would you recommend? I have a couple able bodied teenagers who need cash and are willing to paint.
I have a 12 foot backdrop coming so I'm not intending on using the walls at all. Currently the walls are purple (yes purple, so even if they are fine, I'm painting them anyway ha ha) and somewhat shiny.
So my thoughts were a neutral flat paint? Any ideas?
If you want to be able to bounce light off the walls, paint them white. If you don't, paint them black, but if you do be prepared to invest in lots of lighting equipment. With white walls, you'll have a hard time getting harsh lighting even if you want it because the light will be bouncing around a lot. These days, most folks like that. You can always use a black scrim if you want to kill the bounce effect from one wall.
I think in practice you'll have a hard time finding a truly neutral gray paint, and if it isn't exactly neutral, you make color balance and correction a real pain. That's why most folks either use black or white.
Peter Gowland's studio is all white, but I've seen studios that were black, too.
Rick "who doesn't have the luxury of choice" Denney