View Full Version : Projection on colored wall

Aug 19, 2009, 09:02 PM
If you hooked up a projector to a Mac to play movies. And wanted to use a wall as a screen, could you calibrate the image to look OK? The wall is a color I would describe as light yellow or cream colored. Will it look like crap for sure, or can it look OK?

Aug 19, 2009, 09:09 PM
You may be able to get it to look better by fooling with the colors, but white is never going to be true white. Whether or not it will look ok depends on how much color is in the paint and how discerning your taste is.

Aug 19, 2009, 09:10 PM
You might be able to calibrate out some of the effect by cooling it (increasing the color temperature - more blue). It just depends on how saturated the color is and the color itself. You'll never have a white, either - it's like printing on colored paper.

Also, it's going to be dimmer than it would be with a white screen.