I love blue walls. I can’t say this enough.
The first time I saw Deathloop on the iPad, I was immediately reminded of just how blue the room in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope looked. Now when I see Deathloop in person, I can’t help but compare it to that Star Wars scene. With a few minor tweaks to the game’s interface, it may be just as immersive.
The app is really easy to use. The game is about a guy who wakes up on Deathloop’s island, finds a bunch of people trapped in a room that he thinks is his dream, takes them out, and then sets them free. So far so good. However, he also has a few very specific plans for his first day on the island.
The first thing to note about light blue wallpaper is that it is made of the same material as the floorboards. Which is to say, it is not light blue but a totally different color. There are only three ways to change light blue from a blue to the same color: The color changes to green, the color changes to yellow, or the color changes to blue.
In that same light blue, we also see the first hints of what light blue wallpaper is made of. It is almost a different shade of blue, and then we get to see the surface underneath the blue. Light blue wallpaper is made of the same material as the floorboards. Which is to say, it is not light blue but a totally different color.
This is a classic example of how to make things look different without having to make them actually be differently. We see a slightly different shade of blue and then a different color underneath that. This is accomplished by using color combinations that seem like they should be the same, but which in fact are very different. The green is actually a very different shade of blue from the blue. The yellow is a very different color underneath the yellow. The blue is a slightly different shade of the same blue.
This is a good example of how to make something look different without having to make it actually be different. You can have similar colors and slightly different shades of them. You can make the same blue appear green, yellow, red, magenta, and cyan (blue is cyan plus magenta). You can make a red appear blue, a yellow appear green, a blue appear red, etc.
If you get the same blue from the same blue, then you’re just putting the same color in different colors. The difference between blue and red is that the blue is slightly blue and the red is slightly red. If you have a blue and a yellow, you can have a yellow and a blue. A green and a blue. A magenta and a blue.
I was talking to a friend who has recently purchased a new home. He was looking for a paint color and he wasn’t happy with any of the colors that came up. He thought it was a red-blue-purple-green-yellow-orange-pink-red-white-green-yellow. I was talking about his wall colors to him and he responded, “I like purple and red, but you can’t have red and purple at the same time.
That’s a good point, but it seems to me there isn’t really a good way to make all these colors work together. Red and blue are the most common colors, so if you want to get all the purple and reds in the room, you’ll probably need to use very dark paint. It also may be a bit hard to incorporate all the colors into the same room.