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A Look at ‘House of Cards’ Consistent Color Palette

Slate’s Chris Wade takes a look at House of Cards‘ purposefully consistent color palette, specifically its reliance on blue and yellow tones.

He writes, “Almost every single frame of this show is composed to place a pale blue object in the foreground with a pale yellow light in the background. Now, sometimes the foreground object is more black than blue, sometimes the background veers toward a sickly green, sometimes they’re outside and the background is necessarily blue or black sky, but once you begin noticing this particular habit of the House of Cards color pallete, it is hard to unsee.”

Watch below and read the full story here.