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Our scrims and translucent backgrounds...

...are designed to produce special effects with your lighting. Use them in stores or tradeshow exhibit booths as panels or banners, use them on stage as either full stage width backdrops, or as panels that have no edge seam. Front light and the material is opaque, back light and you see through a diffusive material. They are available in 14 colors.

How to choose a color for a backdrop or scrim?

  • If you are buying one backdrop or scrim: Then choose the color you want the backdrop or scrim to be without lighting. Remember you can gel the lights to change the color of the scrim or backdrop, so the material is very versatile. Most popular colors in the US: Off-White for museum exhibits; Medium Grey for Photography; Medium Grey and Royal Blue for Theatrical Set Design. For Exhibit Design a wide range of colors are used. Internationally, the bright colors are popular.
  • If you are buying two backdrops or scrims: Then choose two contrasting colors so you can layer them for the unique effect. If possible choose two colors that you want the backdrops or scrims to be without lighting. Most popular color combinations in the US: Medium Grey & Tan; Brown and Sky Blue.
  • If you are projecting video on scrims: Then choose as light a color as possible. Light colors reflect light, so the image projected will be stronger on a light color. Off-White is the best color for projections.

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Note: when choosing colors, the part of the cloth that is directly under the pointer is the "true color"; however all the swatches were photographed against white, so the colors are inevitably lightened.

Scrim Colors

You can see some of the color layering possibilities where these swatches overlap. For more suggestions on how to work with color layering or lighting, see "FAQs".