Muted Tone Film Recipes

Film recipes with lower saturation

This page is for the film recipes that help you capture a softer look with faded tones and lower saturation. They span a range of film simulations and colour balances, but share a pale tones look. These recipes are useful in capturing the mood of the golden hour or for calming a high contrast scene.


As a favourite style of mine, there is quite a long list of recipes here. A top three to try first might be Classic Gold, Fading Memory and Silver Slate, but I am also super excited about my recent look, Flatpack.

Embrace a film-like look and join in with the Film Recipes Challenge 📸 Take photos with the Flatpack film recipe, and share them in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. This recipe is based on film prints in a matte low contrast style. Join in from where you live with a deadline of end of 29th March. #flatpack 👍


More Muted Tone Recipes

This site has a particularly strong representation of soft tones and faded tones. The majority of recipes have the colour turned down to mute the saturation. Other sites don’t have quite as many, but there are some good ones if you dig deep. Here are a few to explore…

Eterna Based Recipes

Recipes that use the Eterna Cinema simulation will be softer in tone than most, because of the qualities of the base simulation. I enjoy working with it for this reason too.

Other Muted Tone Recipes

Full of good mood and style, try these for recipes with character.

YouTube Muted Tone Film Recipes

Fuji X Weekly Muted Recipes

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