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Exploring the colourful corridors of the Grand Budapest hotel

(Academy) Award-winning colour

Last week’s Academy Awards saw Wes Anderson’s exquisite film The Grand Budapest Hotel seize the Oscars for best production design and best costume design. Untitled-1_04.jpg And the design is top to toe gorgeous. Immaculate colour floods every impeccably-framed scene from beginning to end, from the hotel’s royal icing pink fascia to the fruity damson uniforms to the ravishing red lift.Untitled-1_02.jpg Rich cyan and powder blue complete a fabulous fairytale palette that draws you effortlessly into its fantasy. Untitled-1_06.jpg So how did Wes Anderson pick those wonderful colours? How did he know what they’d look like on his hotel walls? I wonder if he’s secretly a designerpaint fan? Did Little Greene Mambo inspire his plum? Untitled-2_02-03.jpg Did Designers Guild Dianthus Pink tickle his fancy? Untitled-2_02.jpg Did Albany Brighton Rock lead to his lift? Untitled-2_02-02.jpg Hmm… I expect so! An Oscar for designerpaint next time I think 🙂

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