The Queen's Gambit - The Use of Complementary Colors

Dec 19, 2020

The Queen’s Gambit has lots of beautiful patterns from the 1950s and 1960s which add to the mood and to the beauty of every frame. But the lighting, décor, props, and clothes: they’re often great examples of the use of complementary colors. For example, the use of green dresses or backgrounds in contrast with Beth’s red hair is something you’ll see a lot in the series. The use of color palette in color grading is another thing to pay attention to, Martin Kininsky gives some great examples in his video of how complementary colors help set the mood perfectly.

See how Martin guides you through the brilliant use of complementary colors in The Queen’s Gambit.:


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