Color Palettes From Famous Movies Show How Colors Set The Mood Of A Film

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Trainspotting (1996) dir. Danny Boyle

Color sets the tone and mood of a film before any of the actors have even uttered a word. Directors Lilly and Lana Wachowski used a green tint in The Matrix (1999) to create a mood palette that was suggestive of the early monochrome computer monitors. Yellow was used in Kill Bill (2003) to depict Uma Thurman’s character’s madness and instability. Romantic comedies use pastel shades like beige, pink and lilac. Sci-fi and cyborg films use shades of blue, grey and green. Teal and orange seem to be the trend in Hollywood nowadays, especially in movie adaptations of graphic novels and comic books.

Highlighting the significance of color in films, Twitter account @CinemaPalettes shares color palettes derived from memorable scenes from famous movies. So far they’ve compiled more than 250 palettes, and yes, they also take requests. Some of these might even give you color ideas for your next design project. Check them out below.

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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) dir. George Lucas

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Melancholia (2011) dir. Lars von Trier

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Django Unchained (2012) dir. Quentin Tarantino

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Lost in Translation (2003) dir. Sofia Coppola

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The Blues Brothers (1980) dir. John Landis

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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) dir. Wes Anderson

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But I’m a Cheerleader (1999) dir. Jamie Babbit

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Funny Face (1957) dir. Stanley Donen

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) dir. Terry Gilliam

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The Martian (2015) dir. Ridley Scott

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The Shining (1980) dir. Stanley Kubrick

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Léon: The Professional (1994) dir. Luc Besson

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The Revenant (2015) dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu

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Deadpool (2016) dir. Tim Miller

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American Psycho (2000) dir. Mary Harron

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American Beauty (1999) dir. Sam Mendes

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) dir. George Miller

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The Hateful Eight (2015) dir. Quentin Tarantino

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Constantine (2005) dir. Francis Lawrence

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) dir. David Zucker

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Home Alone (1990) dir. Chris Columbus

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Peter Pan (1953) dir. Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske

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Edward Scissorhands (1990) dir. Tim Burton

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) dir. Wes Anderson

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Taxi Driver (1976) dir. Martin Scorsese

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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) dir. James Bobin

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Alien (1979) dir. Ridley Scott

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Gone Girl (2014) dir. David Fincher

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The Silence of the Lambs (1991) dir. Jonathan Demme

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The Big Lebowski (1998) dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

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Shaun of the Dead (2004) dir. Edgar Wright

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The Truman Show (1998) dir. Peter Weir

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American Beauty (1999) dir. Sam Mendes

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Pulp Fiction (1994) dir. Quentin Tarantino

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Fargo (1996) dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

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Blade Runner (1982) dir. Ridley Scott

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) dir. David Fincher

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