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Black and white room

  1. Jun 17, 2006 #1
    My dad and I were talking about how cool it would be to have a room that was black and white-consisting of a gradation of greys, or no colors like old movies. We were thinking about how it could be done and could not come up with anything. we were just hypothisising. any ideas on how this could work? or is it just a fun thing to think about
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  3. Jun 17, 2006 #2


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    The only way that I can think of, if you want the occupants to also be BW, would be to light it entirely with black-light bulbs. It will be dark violet (since that's the visible part of the spectrum that such bulbs emit) and white rather than black and white, but it might be the best approximation that you can get. If you don't care about the occupants, then just paint everything from an eggshell tone down to black. (Pure white will cause too much contrast.)
  4. Jun 23, 2006 #3
    Hmm. That is a cool idea, but I really can't think of any way that it could be done. I mean, it's not like you can take a green paper into the room and suddenly change its properties of what wavelengths it absorbs. I don't know, if it could be done I'd imagine you would want to use some polarization filters.
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