Lisha found the following images when researching into the colour palette that we desire to use:
This series of images is useful to us, because we can chose one of the colour wheel schemes, and apply it the the shots on screen. Lisha decided that the best technique for us to use would be that of the ‘analogous’ colour scheme, as all of the colours are similar to each other.
We plan to also use colder colours so that the atmosphere is more melancholic, because of the tone of the film. However, it could be said that it would also be sensible to use warmer colours towards the end of the production, because, it goes from having a sombre atmosphere to having a loving theme. Therefore, it would be suitable for us to use cold colour for the first half, up until the sisters hug, after which it should be warmer colours.
Below I will insert a colour wheel that will show the difference between the warm and cold colours. It will also demonstrate how the colours can affect a mood just be looking at them:
The warmer colours range from red to green, however, only the lightest green is exclusive to the warm colours. The darker tones of green are considered colder colours, range from dark green to dark purple. For the colder colours, we would use the much lighter tones, and very opaque. This is because we want it to seem more sad than sinister. The risk of using cold tones is that they are often used in horrors to symbolise danger. Warmer colours are used in romantic films, or dramatic films.
As further research into colours, I have looked up a list of colours and their associations and meanings. Here is what I found:
1. RED – anger, passion, rage, desire, excitement, energy, speed, strength, power, heat, love, aggression, danger, fire, blood, war, violence, sexuality
2. PINK – love, innocence, healthy, happy, content, romantic, charming, playfulness, soft, delicate, feminine
3. YELLOW – Wisdom, knowledge, relaxation, joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, imagination, hope, sunshine, summer, dishonesty, betrayal, jealousy, illness
4. ORANGE – Humour, energy, balance, warmth, enthusiasm, vibrant, expansive, flamboyant, freshness
5. GREEN – healing, perseverance, tenacity, proud, unchanging nature, environment, healthy, good luck, renewal, youth, spring, generosity, fertility, envy
6. BLUE – Faith, spirituality, contentment, loyalty, tranquility, calm, stability, harmony, unity, trust, truth, confidence, security, cleanliness, order, sky, water, technology, depression
7. PURPLE/VIOLET – erotic, royalty, nobility, spirituality, ceremony, mysterious, transformation, wisdom, enlightenment, cruelty, arrogance, mourning, power, sensitive, intimacy
8. BROWN – Sensation, earth, home, outdoors, reliability, comfort, stability, simplicity
9. BLACK – Power, sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery, fear, anonymity, unhappiness, depth, style, evil, sadness, remorse, anger
10. WHITE – Protection, love, reverence, purity, simplicity, cleanliness, peace, humility, precision, innocence, youth, birth, winter, snow, good, sterility, marriage, cold, clinical, sterile
11. SILVER – riches, glamorous, distinguished, earthy, natural, sleek, elegant, high-tech
12. GOLD – precious, riches, extravagance, warm, wealth, prosperity
From the list above, the appropriate colours would be those such as white, yellow, green and pink. I have chosen these colours to include in the list because white symbolises purity and simplicity, yellow is reminiscent of hope and summer, green is symbolic of youth, nature and spring, and finally, pink represents innocence and delicateness. When producing the film, it will be seen to that we use these as a filter, or even a colour scheme. This will include matching the props and background scenery to the colours that we want.