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How to Choose a Scrim Color

Scrims 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 16 colors.

If you are buying one backdrop or scrim: Then choose the color you want the backdrop or scrim to be under white 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; Pearl Grey for Theatrical Set Design. For Exhibit Design a wide range of colors are used. Internationally, the bright colors are popular.

If you are projecting video on scrims: Most people like the Pearl Gray. Some professionals like the Dark Gray for the contrast, however, they are using higher power projectors than most people use.

The Colors Shown Below

We show the colors below scanned against a white background and also against a black background. For most uses the area behind the scrim is dark, so the scan against the black will give the truest impression.

Expect minor dye lot variations in color. Also allow for differences that may appear due to different adjustments to computer/ tablet screens.

Need color samples? Call and ask.



Brown Scrim Color Camel Scrim Color Tan Scrim Color Dark Gray Scrim Color Medium Gray Scrim Color Pearl Gray Scrim Color Sky Blue Scrim Color Midnight Blue Scrim Color Roayal Blue Scrim Color Orange Scrim Color Pink Scrim Color Lavender Green Scrim Color Red Scrim Color Yellow Scrim Color White Scrim




The Effects of Color Layering

In some applications like artist installations or photography, color layering is used. The image below indicates the effects of layering colors.

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, call us! We don't mind discussing projects