Color Inspiration: Umbrellas of Cherbourg
A former hair stylist of mine says he has to watch The Umbrellas of Cherbourg on mute (all dialogue in the movie is sung) but, like me, he thinks the saturated colors of this critically-acclaimed French film are spectacular. The film's colors are actually so intense that the other day I found myself a little mesmerized when I saw it playing on a large plasma screen in the Kate Spade shop.
First released in 1964, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg stars Catherine Deneuve. With characters' clothes matched to boldly patterned interiors, this movie is visually unique. Definitely worth a look for anyone interested in color theory -- or anyone who just loves high-voltage pastels.