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    My layout is free-standing and requires access from all sides, so a backdrop is not feasible. Still. I wonder whether painting the entire room a blue sky color would serve as a de facto backdrop.
    My only concern whether the blue will influence the look of everything and give off a blueish tint in photographs. Would that be the case, or will things look fine?

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    I think it would work okay if you go on the lighter side of sky blue. Very pale. For photos, you're probably going to care most about how things looks at the horizon, and that's where the sky is usually haziest.

    I did a fade on my backgrounds (darker up top,) but along the horizon, it's mostly pretty light.


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    @MetroRedLine

    Clear skies are rarely a true blue so if you used a bluish tinted light grey I think that would work and create the effect @Ender is talking about. As for a bluish tint with photo's, lighting and filters will take care of that.
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    Hi Metroredline,

    I painted my RR room sky blue. It doesn't seem to influence on the color balance of photos.

    Consider a temporary backboard or scenery during your photo shoot to disguise the wall.
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    Do a custom white balance if your camera has that feature (most do). That will take care of any tinting that might occur.

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    Useful thread. I am contemplating color choice for my new train room, also. I've thought about painting the upper walls pale blue, shading down to a very pale gray at horizon level. But I still need to mud and tape the sheet rock before that issue can be decided.
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    I painted my layout room a light blue -- no adverse effects in photography.

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    haha funny i just painted my room blue too. was thinking about that when i remodeled that room.

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    My room is literally "Sky Blue", and I used the same paint for the backdrop. Slightly unrealistic since I didn't bother with a fade or anything, but it looks very good and does not affect photo color at all. It's also a nice bright color for a small (10x10) room to pick up the room lighting and not make it feel dark/cramped.

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    My walls are sky blue - the light blue actually has a tinge of grey in it to knock down the overwhelming bright blue a bit. A bonus of all blue walls is that they can then become your backdrop - just paint directly on the walls!

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    Sky blue? What color is that?

    On a crystal clear winter's day of low humidity, if you look straight up the sky is a deep, fathomless blue. Summer, with more water in the air, the sky is quite a bit paler. I won't even mention cities, though they are better than they were in the 1960s thanks to the Clean Air Act.

    But as one looks more horizontally, it shades paler and paler, blue, gray, white. So I just looked out my window to the east, where I can see the horizon 20 miles away. It is about an hour before sunset and a cloudless sky. The pale blue-gray almost makes it to ground level, but in the last visible inch turns to white.

    Out here on the high plains the sky is the vast majority of our view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Sky blue? What color is that?

    On a crystal clear winter's day of low humidity, if you look straight up the sky is a deep, fathomless blue. Summer, with more water in the air, the sky is quite a bit paler.

    Different places have different climactic conditions...My layout's geography is the San Joaquin Valley of California. It gets pretty hot and dry during the Summer. Not much water in the air.

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    Exactly my (overly pedantic) point. Sky blue has many many various hues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Exactly my (overly pedantic) point. Sky blue has many many various hues.
    And that's why my mention of "sky" in "sky blue" is an adjective and not a noun.

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