I was talking to an SM friend of mine the other day about styles of lighting. I had noticed that most of the other designs I had seen in town tended to use a straight front area lighting supplemented with side lights and not a McCandless approach as I tend to favor. She pointed out to me that not only do most of the lighting designers down here use the three-point method, but they also are either amber or pink designers. As one well-respected designer put it (second hand through her) "I hate that I use pinks all the time, but I think they just look better." Personally, I use a mix. I pick one or the other as a primary area lighting (with the accompanying cool) based on the tone of the show and the color choices of the set and costumes. I will also often use the other color pair in the same show to indicate a different location, idea, etc, etc. Reading through some of the color threads that have gone up recently made me curious what the thoughts are from those here.