Did you ever want to have an easy access to the color palettes of some of your favorite scenes from some of your favorite films? Now there is such a place. It is called Movies in Color and is a website featuring stills from films and their corresponding color palettes. It is a tool to promote learning and inspiration. It is updated daily and curated and created by graphic designer Roxy Radulescu (RoxyMakesThings and roxymakesthings.com).
The idea started when she was watching Skyfall. She was taken with the cinematography and use of color more-so than the story itself. She wanted to find out what colors made up certain stills and after making a few color palettes for Skyfall, took it a step further by extending it to all films and starting a blog.
So far, the blog has not only been an aesthetic pursuit but also an educational pursuit that showcases the relationship between color, cinematography, set design, and production design. Overall, it is a study of color in films, but has other uses and applications. One of the goals is to give artists color palettes they can use in paintings, films, videos, graphic design, and other pursuits.