Cinema Palettes Explained: How Colours Tell a Story
Remember the colour theory class you took when you were pursuing a design course?
We know – you were having second thoughts taking the class. After all, when were you going to put all that knowledge to good use?
But we’re going to let you in on a secret – it’s a trump card to acing your films.
Filmmakers have been popping in all sorts of colours for a reason. And no – it’s not a mishmash of random hues and shades – they all serve a specific purpose. From setting the mood to conveying a particular time period – the use of colour work wonders!
Now, let us walk you through and show you it’s brilliance in films.
Whereas, lower values aim to do the opposite; gloomy and dark.
The film applies a diversity of monochromatic colour schemes – mainly different shades of a single colour like pink, red and dark red. The feeling that we get out of it? Soft, lulling and soothing. That’s right – prepare to get sucked into the calming atmosphere and drift into dreamland.
But don’t let the warm and harmonious colours fool you into thinking that monochrome is all about the good, and no bad.
Remember Keanu Reeves? Before all the hype surrounding the John Wick series – he was actually famous for numerous other movies. And guess what – The Matrix was one of them.