How do I get Chromablue paint from Home Depot, etc.?
August 29, 2007 9:14 AM Subscribe
CHROMA BLUE FILTER: Chroma Blue/Bluescreen Paint.....how do I get the exact chroma blue color from a paint store? I don't have enough time to order the specialty paint online. If anyone has experience with large bluescreen walls, chroma color paint, or bluescreening in general, any advice is appreciated! more inside...
posted by othersomethings to Technology (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't even know if this matters for the project, but I've been to Home Depot, Lowes and Sherwin-Williams. They all say the only way they can get a specific color (like the blue I need) is by scanning it in, which means I have to have the color printed out. Pantone, CMYK, RGB, etc. all means nothing to them.
Printing out a true chroma blue is impossible due to printer calibrations, etc. and even then, when they scan it in I can't be 100% certain that it's the correct color, can I?
Now as far as the project is concerned, it will have poor lighting and the camera will be at least 15' distance from the subject, so I really don't even know if getting THE EXACT chroma blue color is that important, or if any generally close color will do?