As auteurs go, Wes Anderson is known for a whimsical use of color and world-unto-itself mastery of mise en scène. The inspired color palettes of his set designs frequently blend delicate pastels (Tenenbaum pink, anyone?) with unexpected pops of vibrant primary hues. Edited, soulful, and immaculately cool, it’s the sort of fodder to inspire a Tumblr craze or two—and has via Movies in Color and Wes Anderson Palettes. We paired these eye-candy menageries with real-life rooms that channel the director’s signature tonal aesthetic, and, well, we’ll just have to be secretly in love with them and leave it at that.
Anderson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox is a dreamscape for any neutral color palette aficionado. A melange of blond-on-blond hues pairs chicly with dark hunter greens and bursts of primary colors. Get the look with organic materiality and raw, sophisticated details in heirloom woods and rich bronze.
The confectioner’s pink–and-blue palette of Mendel’s in The Grand Budapest Hotel is one of our favorite couplings. Grounding pastels with quiet, natural tones and sharp, masculine angles keeps the dynamic from becoming too precious. We love the combination of romantic antiques with contemporary silhouettes for a chic and timeless aesthetic.
Which Wes Anderson film inspires your inner interior decorator?