Lighting NH: Using Color

APS Lighting is the top supplier of theatrical supplies and lighting in NH. So we know a thing or two about how to use light to affect your productions. The use of colored lighting in theatre productions is a crucial element in creating a visually captivating performance. By manipulating the colors of light, the designer can enhance the mood of a scene, create a sense of depth and dimensionality, and direct the audience’s attention to specific aspects of the performance.

The color of light can also have a significant impact on how the audience perceives the actors and set pieces on stage. For instance, warm colors like red, orange, and yellow can create a sense of warmth, intimacy, or passion. Cool colors like blue, green, and violet can evoke a sense of calm, mystery, or tranquility.


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Lighting Actors

When it comes to actors, colored lighting can alter their appearance dramatically. Skin tones can appear entirely different under different colors of light. For example, red light can make skin tones look flushed or warm, while blue light can make skin look cool and pale. Therefore, the lighting designer must take the actors’ makeup and costumes into account when selecting the appropriate colors of light. In addition, colored lighting can also help distinguish between different characters or to create a sense of contrast between characters.


Setting the Tone

Furthermore, colored lighting can also affect the mood of the set pieces on stage. For instance, blue lighting can create the illusion of a moonlit night, while red lighting can make a set piece appear fiery or intense. The designer can use colored lighting to create a sense of depth and dimensionality to a set piece by using different colors and intensities to highlight different parts of it.


Directing Attention

The designer can also use colored lighting to direct the audience’s attention to specific aspects of the performance. By illuminating a particular area of the stage with a specific color, the designer can create a focal point that draws the audience’s attention. This can be especially useful when a scene involves multiple actors or a complex set piece. This effect doesn’t have to be obvious, like using a spotlight. Subtly brightening one area of the stage will draw the audience’s focus without them even realizing it.


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NH Lighting Instruments and Equipment from APS

If you need lighting equipment in NH, you need APS Lighting. Whether you need to light a big theatre or an intimate space, we’ll help make your show look great.


For theatrical lighting in NH, contact us at 800-837-0005 or view our inventory online.

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