Projector Screens Colours - Which one and why?
Projector screens have different colours to suit the type of projector you use, your wall’s colour, the ambiance of the light to your room and your personal preference.
Silver Screens: Silver screens are the oldest colour you can get for a projector. It was used in the early days of cinema. Silver screens were used to enhance the brightness of the low light images projected by projectors in the early days.
Silver screens can go as high as 10 projector gain to maximise the film or image’s brightness. They can portray as strong visuals as possible, especially to get a detailed and better depth of black and white images.
White Screens: White screens became popular when projectors were used in several places and served different purposes. White screens give the most accurate colour and brightness when a video is projected onto it.
Grey Screens: Grey screens were introduced in 2001 as an answer to the contrast issues of projectors. The screen color is either a medium or light gray, which helps deal with ambient light around a room and most suitable for projectors with low lumens
Grey screens provide an enhanced sharpness and contrast to the image being projected onto it. These screens are useful for rooms where you can’t turn off the lights, or where there is a lot of ambient light.
Black Screens: These screens can be used in well lit rooms as there is no need to turn off the light since these screens are very effective in projecting black or contrasted images.
Black screens are, however, in limited supply and quite expensive as they are relatively new to the market.