I have a pair of .7’s in my little basement dungeon listening room. Room is kinda dark, and it’s really just a place for a one-person session, but the room can occasionally be used for movies, video games, etc… (Movie/game audio doesn’t come out of the maggies. We’re not big home-theater folks.)
Anyway, I did a little photoshop comparison of the sock colors. Trim pieces and bases are walnut. What would you go with?
Natural (as is)
Gray (I think the gray in my photoshop is a little more steely blue than it probably is but you get the idea)
I agree with those who say that not drawing your attention to the source of the sound with a bright color is preferable, especially as they’re such a large area. On the other hand, my favorite color is blue, and I like how they look with the wall color. And it is then both colored and dark, so isn’t as distracting.
I got a pair of LS50 Metas recently, and wanted the blue ones even though they don’t match anything, but they weren’t available. So I got black, which matches the rest of my gear. In that case however, they have the copper-colored drivers
Many moons ago I owned SMGa’s with natural color fabric and, my memory may be a bit hazy, oak trim. You have walnut, were I to own your .7’s I would stick with what you have because I’m of the opinion a natural color sock works best with natural wood trim.
I painted the walls in my basement with a textured paint that can best be described as cream/natural. I leaned to natural when I bought my 3.7is but my wife talked me into black using the argument they’d be less prone to showing dirt over time. I’m happy with the black. In your room I’d be incline to go with black.