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)