How Breaking Bad Brilliantly Uses Color to Tell a Story

Breaking Bad is celebrated for its sharply defined characters, symbolism, and exquisite writing. But this is also a story that is told with color.

Nothing you see in Breaking Bad is an accident. Every piece of clothing, the colors of the backgrounds, the props–all of them work together to tell a single, cohesive story. Every color in the show has a symbolic meaning, every character is associated with a color, and their relationships in the show are even defined by their position on the color wheel.

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