Quote Originally Posted by George Papantoniou
What I wanted to ask you all, is why you have decided to paint your darkroom walls white (or gray) and you haven't chosen the red colour ? I've used bright red tiles for the dark part's floor and walls and painted the ceiling and everything else in there bright red. When I use the safelights, the room is very bright and any light leaks from the enlarger head reflected on the walls become red coloured and so are safe for my paper. It also adds a coloured tone to the room that makes it really different (weird :-). The other part is white of course.

I used to use some black boards around the enlarger but no longer bother as a safelight test showed no problem for a 10 minute test (2 mins with the enlarger switched on - lens capped) . The room is painted in mauve and cream - much more restful than 100% red!