The great thing about fictional characters in film is they're not afraid to take risks. When your life span is just 90 minutes, painting a whole room magenta seems a lot less scary than living with it for a lifetime.
So leave it to these film characters (and their behind-the-scenes Art and Set Directors) to try out bold, brazen colors in their rooms, while the rest of us use these movie stills to inspire our own color stories:
- Amelie's Red Bedroom, Amelie (2001)
- Reuben Tishkoff's Gold Bedroom, Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
- Fanny Brice's Magenta Bedroom, Funny Girl (1968)
- Carrie Bradshaw's Blue Bedroom, Sex and the City (2008)
- The Tenenbaums' Pink Ballroom, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
- Myrtle Wilson's Maroon Sitting Room, The Great Gatsby (2013)
- The Red Hotel Bathroom, The Shining (1980)
- Room 237's Green Bathroom, The Shining (1980)
Plus, here are a few more ways to pull color palette inspiration from a favorite films:
- Over at the Benjamin Moore Color Chats blog, the post Color Magic at the Movies pairs up colorful films with paint colors for foolproof Hollywood inspiration (example above).
- Apartment Therapy has previously spotlighted the Movies in Color Tumblr, which takes a still shot from a great film and builds a color palette around it. Print out a favorite post and take it straight to the paint shop.
(Images: IMDB; Benjamin Moore Color Chats)