Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
Interesting. All the darkrooms I've worked in (including many at Kodak) were painted flat black.
Me, too - as far as darkrooms that were not my own, such as in schools. I think this was the accepted wisdom in the past, especially in darkrooms where more than one person might be working.

However, the bottom line is that if the safelights are "safe", then the walls can be any color, so why not as light as possible. The exception is leaking enlargers, which is a separate problem that should be addressed.