Best Color Choice for Home Theater Seating

What color should the home theater seating be? I have been selling home theater seats since 2002. (Let me be more specific here, I have been selling real movie theater cinema seats and chairs to the home theater market since 2002.)
So… guess what color outsells all others 10 to 1?
Drum roll please…. Black. Yep. Black.
Why? Well “black goes with everything”. This is so true. Black theater seats go with a red themed home theater, and green themed home theater, and a brown themed home theater… you get the idea. And what if 10 years from now the homeowner wants to change the color scheme of their home theater? (Real theater chairs easily last up to 30 years.) Or if the home theater owners sell their house and the new owners are not crazy about that blue Avatar themed theater, well those black seats will look great in that ‘new’ home theater. What’s the second most favorite color? Red. A dark red, or ‘theater red’, as I call it. Plus many people buy their chairs by shopping online (Check out: and ) and trying to pick a shade of green, or blue using your computer monitor is near impossible. So what to do? Buy black. Black is black. When you take your black chairs out of the box, guess what? That black will be exactly the color you imagined.
Now with that all being said… there are several ways to put accents of color on your black chairs. You can wrap the theater chairs’ armrests with fabric, you can upholster end panels with fabric, and you can even put a fabric accent on the top of the chair’s back, as a headrest cover. These fabrics can contain the colors of your carpet, walls, etc. Tying in your chairs with the rest of the room. So there you have it. My two cents on chair color.
-By Wil Kovacs


18 Responses to “Best Color Choice for Home Theater Seating”

  1. Because the [home theater] room is a completely visual environment, lighting is one of the most critical elements.

  2. Home Theater Chairs says:

    Decorating your home theater room is of course a fun process but you need to be careful because it requires a lot of research. Just bringing in home theater doesn’t give your room a cinema look but proper home theater seating and accessories play an important role in giving your living room a complete cinema look.


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  5. I agree with your post. Which is not something I will usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will makes one think. What do you think of putting seat covers onto theater seating? I would think especially the used theater seats could benefit. Just a thought. Thanks for allowing me to comment!

  6. Great sharing this. Using real movie theater seating as home theater chairs is a great idea.

  7. Great thoughts here. You’re definitely making me think about all that is involved with theater seating! –Stephen

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