It’s been awhile since I posted a new Color in Films palette so I am excited to share one with with you all today. I have redesigned the layout and given the palettes a fresh new look. As of now, they are also exclusive to The Design Inspirationalist and will only be seen here. I hope you enjoy my first palette in a long time as much as I do. Enjoy!
Written and directed by one of my favorite filmmakers, Guillermo del Toro, the story of Pan’s Labyrinth is set in 1944 during the Francoist period in Spain. The main character, Ofelia, is the daughter of a Falangist Captain who discovers a labyrinth that introduces her to many strange but magical creatures. The film joins her fantastical journey in this overgrown world with the real world where her mother is ill and getting worse.
This film is an amazing story of strength, wonderment, childhood and fantasy. The main creature whom Ofelia interacts with gives her three tasks to complete. As the story unfolds sadness takes over with a number of devastating events happening towards the end, both resulting in death. However, a happy ending awaits with Ofelia living on in the underworld with all the creatures of the labyrinth where she is forever free.
The color scheme of the film is dark and cold which reflects greatly on the premise of the story. You will find earthy hues and subtle shimmer that will lead you along a unique and emotional path that is reminiscent of the Secret Garden with a more mature tone. Escape into a world where anything is possible and the unknown is for all to see. Pan’s Labyrinth will surely take you for a ride.