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While other pairs of complementary colors ''are'' associated with specific concepts, fiery orange and cool blue are strongly associated with ''opposing'' concepts--fire and ice, earth and sky, land and sea, dawn and dusk, invested humanism vs. elegant indifference, good old fashioned explosions vs. futuristic science stuff. It's a trope because it's used on purpose, and it does something. Especially in theater, orange and blue are sometimes referred to as amber and teal in this context.

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While other pairs of complementary colors ''are'' associated with specific concepts, fiery orange and cool blue are strongly associated with ''opposing'' concepts--fire concepts fire and ice, earth and sky, land and sea, dawn and dusk, invested humanism vs. elegant indifference, good old fashioned explosions vs. futuristic science stuff. It's a trope because it's used on purpose, and it does something. Especially in theater, orange and blue are sometimes referred to as amber and teal in this context.



More [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18664_5-annoying-trends-that-make-every-movie-look-same.html here]], [[http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.com/2010/03/teal-and-orange-hollywood-please-stop.html here]] and [[http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.com/2010/03/teal-and-orange-part-2.html here]]. Games have also picked up on this trend. A discussion of the coloring trends -- especially in orange as they pertain to comics -- is [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/02/23/comics-catfish-and-colour-oranges-are-not-the-only-fruit/ here]].

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More [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18664_5-annoying-trends-that-make-every-movie-look-same.html here]], [[http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.com/2010/03/teal-and-orange-hollywood-please-stop.html here]] and [[http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.com/2010/03/teal-and-orange-part-2.html here]]. Games have also picked up on this trend. A discussion of the coloring trends -- especially in orange as they pertain to comics -- is [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/02/23/comics-catfish-and-colour-oranges-are-not-the-only-fruit/ here]].



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* The carbon chamber from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' is dimly lit with orange lighting and surrounded by blue-tinged darkness, providing an eerie contrast for the first showdown between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. It also predates the modern "Blue and Orange" phenomenon by about two decades.
* ''Film/BladeRunner'':
** ''The Final Cut'' features this in almost every scene. It's part of its distinctive [[CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain visual]] [[TheFutureIsNoir style]].
** The original cuts with the proper color timing had their fair share of orange-and-blue.
%%* ''[[Film/TheBourneIdentity The Bourne Identity]]''

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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The carbon chamber from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' is dimly lit with orange lighting and surrounded by blue-tinged darkness, providing an eerie contrast for the first showdown between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. It also predates the modern "Blue and Orange" phenomenon by about two decades.
* ''Film/BladeRunner'':
** ''The Final Cut'' features this in almost every scene. It's part of its distinctive [[CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain visual]] [[TheFutureIsNoir style]].
** The original cuts with the proper color timing had their fair share of orange-and-blue.
%%* ''[[Film/TheBourneIdentity The Bourne Identity]]''
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%%* ''Film/{{Next}}''
%%* ''Secretariat'',
%%* ''Film/Transporter2''
* ''Film/TronLegacy'': The movie itself consists mostly of this. It could have been grandfathered in as the original ''Film/{{Tron}}'' was mostly black-and-white with Red and Blue glow-lines. For the sequel they kept the Blue glow intact, but then they went and tweaked the Red to be various, mostly Orange-ish shades.
%%* ''Film/IronMan1'', ''2'', and ''3''.

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%%* ''Film/{{Next}}''
%%* ''Secretariat'',
%%* ''Film/Transporter2''
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* ''Film/TronLegacy'': ''Film/{{Australia}}'': The movie itself consists mostly of this. It could have been grandfathered in as SceneryPorn. The Australian Outback is bright orange and sandy desert contrasted with deep, cloudless blue sky. Plus the orange tinting on the human characters and often-appearing dark blue lighting.
* ''Film/BladeRunner'':
** ''The Final Cut'' features this in almost every scene. It's part of its distinctive [[CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain visual]] [[TheFutureIsNoir style]].
** The
original ''Film/{{Tron}}'' was mostly black-and-white cuts with Red the proper color timing had their fair share of orange-and-blue.
%%* ''Film/TheBourneIdentity''
%%* ''Film/CowboysAndAliens''
%%* ''Film/TheDarjeelingLimited''
* ''Film/{{Divergent}}'':
** In ''Divergent'', the orange is dominant during the fear simulations, with blue in the background. This is reversed at the test, where blue is dominant
and Blue glow-lines. For orange is in the sequel they kept background.
** In ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', Jeanine's control room is made up of various shades of blue. The controls on
the Blue glow intact, but then they went screen are orange.
** ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', does a similar thing where the screens of many of the machines are blue,
and tweaked the Red to be various, mostly Orange-ish shades.
text appears in orange.
%%* ''Film/IronMan1'', ''2'', ''Music/TheDoors'' by Creator/OliverStone uses this a lot, especially in the drug use scenes.
* Found throughout ''Film/TheDouble''. It's more obvious in some scenes than others, such as the ones in the photocopy room, where the lighting is exclusively blue
and ''3''.orange.
* ''Film/{{Drive}}''. In the opening sequence, the only colours (with the exception of the pink title) are the blue and orange coming from the lighting in Los Angeles at night.
%%* ''Film/EasyA''.



%%* ''Film/{{Gattaca}}''
* The posters and DVD covers of ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' gives a very blatant contrast, having the Joes stand in blue background, while the Cobra stands in an orange/yellow background.
* The ''Milano'', Star-Lord's spaceship in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', is blue and orange.



%%* "Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePheonix"
%%* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'',
* ''Film/{{Limitless}}'': Limitless is an interesting example because of the way it's used; whenever somebody takes the NZT, the scene will shift from blue highlights to orange highlights, and vice versa when it wears off.
%%* ''Rabbit Hole''
%%* ''Film/TheLastAirbender''

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%%* "Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePheonix"
At least one of the ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' posters use a blue and orange-gold contrast, as well as early posters of the first film.
%%* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'',
''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''
* ''Film/{{Limitless}}'': Limitless is an interesting ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'': The scenes in the goblins' caves. The orange of the flames mixes with the blueness of the darkness.
** ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug The Desolation of Smaug]]'' has the particularly egregious
example because of the way it's used; whenever somebody takes the NZT, the scene will shift from blue highlights to orange highlights, leaves and vice versa when it wears off.
%%* ''Rabbit Hole''
%%* ''Film/TheLastAirbender''
sky in Mirkwood.



%%* ''Film/CowboysAndAliens''
%%* ''Music/TheDoors'' by Creator/OliverStone uses this a lot, especially in the drug use scenes.
%%* ''Film/EasyA''.
%%* The Indian film ''RabNeBanaDiJodi'' is strong with this -- but more with yellow-blue than specifically orange-blue.
* ''Film/{{Drive}}''. In the opening sequence, the only colours (with the exception of the pink title) are the blue and orange coming from the lighting in Los Angeles at night.

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%%* ''Film/CowboysAndAliens''
%%* ''Music/TheDoors'' by Creator/OliverStone uses this
* ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' has a lot, especially in the drug use scenes.
%%* ''Film/EasyA''.
%%* The Indian film ''RabNeBanaDiJodi'' is strong with this -- but more with yellow-blue than specifically orange-blue.
* ''Film/{{Drive}}''. In the opening sequence, the only colours (with the exception of the pink title) are the blue
deep teal and orange coming tint.
%%* Most of ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' is like this.
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'': Almost every color is some shade of orange or blue, except in the scenes taking place in the Capitol, where purple is added to the mix, and in the jungle, where plenty of green is visible when we see the tops of trees.
* ''Film/HunkyDory'', set during a famous heat wave, is washed out in a beautiful gold, but a few evening scenes are a soft blue.
* ''Film/IFrankenstein'' has it in almost every shot. You can get sick of teal and orange
from this one movie alone!
* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' and its sequel ''[[Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom Fallen Kingdom]]'' exploit this trope heavily. For example, Dr. Wu's lab in
the lighting in Los Angeles at night.former is graded blue so that it contrasts with the orange of the famous amber mosquitos. Claire Dearing has red hair that contrasts with Owen Grady's blue shirt, and when Claire isn't around, Owen tends to wear a brown vest over his shirt.
** Some releases of ''Film/JurassicPark'' feature this as well, thanks toa [[DigitalDestruction modern colour grade]] being applied to the 2013 Blu-Ray release, [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion among other changes]].
%%* ''Film/IronMan1'', ''2'', and ''3''.
%%* ''Film/TheLastAirbender''
* ''Film/{{Limitless}}'': Limitless is an interesting example because of the way it's used; whenever somebody takes the NZT, the scene will shift from blue highlights to orange highlights, and vice versa when it wears off.



* The song and dance number in ''Bollywood/OmShantiOm'' called Dard E Disco has lovely orange blue contrast with gold tones for about 3/4 of the song.

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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': The song and dance number main colours in ''Bollywood/OmShantiOm'' called Dard E Disco has lovely the trailer are orange desert, blue contrast with gold tones for about 3/4 of sky, and orange flame. Also, contrasting the song.daylight scenes' orange hue is the blue HollywoodDarkness in the night scene, more saturated than usual.



%%* ''Film/{{Sunshine}}''

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%%* ''Film/{{Sunshine}}''''Film/{{Next}}''
* The song and dance number in ''Bollywood/OmShantiOm'' called "Dard E Disco" has lovely orange-blue contrast with gold tones for about 3/4 of the song.
* ''Film/OutOfSight'' uses orange lighting for scenes in sunny Florida and goes with mostly blue hues when the action shifts to snowy Detroit.
%%* ''Film/PacificRim''
* In ''Film/PeterPan'', when Peter pauses in the bedroom window, his body is lit in orange from the room with a blue moonlit background.
%%* ''Rabbit Hole''
%%* The Indian film ''Bollywood/RabNeBanaDiJodi'' is strong with this -- but more with yellow-blue than specifically orange-blue.
* ''Film/{{Riddick}}'': The first third of the film is made in shades of dark yellow, with occasional splashes of blue. Most of the last third is HollywoodDarkness blue.



%%* ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'',
%%* At least one of the ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' posters use a blue and orange-gold contrast, as well as early posters of the first film.
%%* ''Film/TheDarjeelingLimited''



%%* ''Secretariat''
%%* ''Film/{{Serenity}}''



* ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney.'' The scenes in the goblins' caves. The orange of the flames mixes with the blueness of the darkness.
** "Desolation of Smaug" has the particularly egregious example of the leaves and sky in Mirkwood.
* In ''Film/PeterPan'', when Peter pauses in the bedroom window, his body is lit in orange from the room with a blue moonlit background.
%%* ''Film/PacificRim''
* ''Film/{{Riddick}}'': The first third of the film is made in shades of dark yellow, with occasional splashes of blue. Most of the last third is HollywoodDarkness blue.



* ''Film/IFrankenstein'' has it in almost every shot. You can get sick of teal and orange from this one movie alone!
* ''Film/{{Australia}}'': The SceneryPorn. The Australian Outback is bright orange and sandy desert contrasted with deep, cloudless blue sky. Plus the orange tinting on the human characters and often-appearing dark blue lighting.
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'': Almost every color is some shade of orange or blue, except in the scenes taking place in the Capitol, where purple is added to the mix, and in the jungle, where plenty of green is visible when we see the tops of trees.
* Found throughout the film ''Film/TheDouble''. It's more obvious in some scenes than others, such as the ones in the photocopy room, where the lighting is exclusively blue and orange.
* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': The main colours in the trailer are orange desert, blue sky, and orange flame. Also, contrasting the daylight scenes' orange hue is the blue HollywoodDarkness in the night scene, more saturated than usual.
%%* Most of ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' is like this.
* ''Film/OutOfSight'' uses orange lighting for scenes in sunny Florida and goes with mostly blue hues when the action shifts to snowy Detroit.
* ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' has a deep teal and orange tint.
* The posters and DVD covers of ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' gives a very blatant contrast, having the Joes stand in blue background, while the Cobra stands in an orange/yellow background.
* The main poster for ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VII: Film/TheForceAwakens'' is lighted on one side by Kylo Ren's red lightsaber and orange explosions, and on the other side by Finn's blue lightsaber and blue laser fire.
* ''Film/HunkyDory'', set during a famous heat wave, is washed out in a beautiful gold, but a few evening scenes are a soft blue.
* ''Film/{{Divergent}}'':
** In ''Divergent'', the orange is dominant during the fear simulations, with blue in the background. This is reversed at the test, where blue is dominant and orange is in the background.
** In ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', Jeanine's control room is made up of various shades of blue. The controls on the screen are orange.
** ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', does a similar thing where the screens of many of the machines are blue, and the text appears in orange.
* ''The Milano'', Star-Lord's spaceship in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is blue and orange.
* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' and its sequel ''[[Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom Fallen Kingdom]]'' exploit this trope heavily. For example, Dr. Wu's lab in the former is graded blue so that it contrasts with the orange of the famous amber mosquitos. Claire Dearing has red hair that contrasts with Owen Grady's blue shirt, and when Claire isn't around, Owen tends to wear a brown vest over his shirt.
** Some releases of ''Film/JurassicPark'' feature this as well, thanks toa [[DigitalDestruction modern colour grade]] being applied to the 2013 Blu-Ray release, [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion among other changes]].

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* ''Film/IFrankenstein'' has it in almost every shot. You can get sick of teal and orange ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** The carbon chamber
from this one movie alone!
* ''Film/{{Australia}}'': The SceneryPorn. The Australian Outback
''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' is bright orange and sandy desert contrasted dimly lit with deep, cloudless blue sky. Plus the orange tinting on the human characters and often-appearing dark blue lighting.
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'': Almost every color is some shade of orange or blue, except in the scenes taking place in the Capitol, where purple is added to the mix, and in the jungle, where plenty of green is visible when we see the tops of trees.
* Found throughout the film ''Film/TheDouble''. It's more obvious in some scenes than others, such as the ones in the photocopy room, where the lighting is exclusively blue and orange.
* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': The main colours in the trailer are orange desert, blue sky, and orange flame. Also, contrasting the daylight scenes' orange hue is the blue HollywoodDarkness in the night scene, more saturated than usual.
%%* Most of ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' is like this.
* ''Film/OutOfSight'' uses
orange lighting and surrounded by blue-tinged darkness, providing an eerie contrast for scenes in sunny Florida the first showdown between Luke Skywalker and goes with mostly blue hues when Darth Vader. It also predates the action shifts to snowy Detroit.
* ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' has a deep teal
modern "Blue and orange tint.
* The posters and DVD covers of ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' gives a very blatant contrast, having the Joes stand in blue background, while the Cobra stands in an orange/yellow background.
*
Orange" phenomenon by about two decades.
**
The main poster for ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VII: Film/TheForceAwakens'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is lighted lit on one side by Kylo Ren's red lightsaber and orange explosions, and on the other side by Finn's blue lightsaber and blue laser fire.
%%* ''Film/{{Sunshine}}''
%%* ''Film/Transporter2''
* ''Film/HunkyDory'', set during a famous heat wave, is washed out ''Film/TronLegacy'': The movie itself consists mostly of this. It could have been grandfathered in a beautiful gold, but a few evening scenes are a soft blue.
* ''Film/{{Divergent}}'':
** In ''Divergent'',
as the orange is dominant during the fear simulations, original ''Film/{{Tron}}'' was mostly black-and-white with blue in Red and Blue glow-lines. For the background. This is reversed at the test, where blue is dominant and orange is in the background.
** In ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', Jeanine's control room is made up of various shades of blue. The controls on the screen are orange.
** ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', does a similar thing where the screens of many of the machines are blue, and the text appears in orange.
* ''The Milano'', Star-Lord's spaceship in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is blue and orange.
* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' and its
sequel ''[[Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom Fallen Kingdom]]'' exploit this trope heavily. For example, Dr. Wu's lab in they kept the former is graded blue so that it contrasts with Blue glow intact, but then they went and tweaked the orange of the famous amber mosquitos. Claire Dearing has red hair that contrasts with Owen Grady's blue shirt, and when Claire isn't around, Owen tends Red to wear a brown vest over his shirt.
** Some releases of ''Film/JurassicPark'' feature this as well, thanks toa [[DigitalDestruction modern colour grade]] being applied to the 2013 Blu-Ray release, [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion among other changes]].
be various, mostly Orange-ish shades.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The new series does this a fair bit, especially the sixth series. It's also present in the seventh [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]] uses it to show [[spoiler:the two sides of the Doctor's mindscape when the Cyber-Planner starts taking over.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
**
''Series/DoctorWho'': The new series does this a fair bit, especially the sixth series. It's also present in series.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 "42"]] is prominently orange-lit, set on a mostly-orange spaceship falling into a orange sun. This trope comes into play during
the seventh scenes with Martha and Riley stuck in a blue-lit escape pod.
**
[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]] uses it to show [[spoiler:the two sides of the Doctor's mindscape when the Cyber-Planner starts taking over.]]



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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' features a blue penguin and an orange moose who are best friends. Interestingly, they respectively form a RedOniBlueOni duo.

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* Done with some of the ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'' logos. For example, the ''Flying Island: The Sky Adventure'' logo has the title in orange and the subtitle in blue.
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Basic complementary color theory states that when two contrasting colors are put together, [[{{Foil}} they "pop"]], so the natural technique is to color films to have a strong, contrasting palette.

The one thing you will almost always have in a film is people. Human skin runs from pale pinkish yellow to dark brown, all of which are shades of orange. The color that contrasts best with [[AnIndexOrange orange]] is {{blue|tropes}}. So you turn up the shadows to the cyan end and the highlights to the orange.

While other pairs of complementary colors ''are'' associated with specific concepts, fiery orange and cool blue are strongly associated with ''opposing'' concepts -- fire and ice, earth and sky, land and sea, dawn and dusk, invested humanism vs. elegant indifference, good old fashioned explosions vs. futuristic science stuff. It's a trope because it's used on purpose, and it does something. Especially in theater, orange and blue are sometimes referred to as amber and teal in this context.

In the modern context, this trope has gone beyond simple colour grading and into set and costume design for the grading later. For example, a room might have blue walls and a brown cabinet with an amber lamp while the female lead is in a yellow dress, all of which can be colour-graded to create the [[TitleDrop OrangeBlueContrast]]. If the female lead has orange hair, expect the male lead to often wear blue clothing to contrast with it. If you wish to die of alcohol poisoning, take a shot every time the set and costume design dovetail to force the contrast.

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Basic complementary color theory states that when two contrasting colors are put together, [[{{Foil}} they "pop"]], "pop", so the natural technique is to color films to have a strong, contrasting palette.

The one thing you will almost always have in a film is people. Human skin runs from pale pinkish yellow to dark brown, all of which are shades of orange. The color that contrasts best with [[AnIndexOrange orange]] orange is {{blue|tropes}}.blue. So you turn up the shadows to the cyan end and the highlights to the orange.

While other pairs of complementary colors ''are'' associated with specific concepts, fiery orange and cool blue are strongly associated with ''opposing'' concepts -- fire concepts--fire and ice, earth and sky, land and sea, dawn and dusk, invested humanism vs. elegant indifference, good old fashioned explosions vs. futuristic science stuff. It's a trope because it's used on purpose, and it does something. Especially in theater, orange and blue are sometimes referred to as amber and teal in this context.

In the modern context, this trope has gone beyond simple colour grading and into set and costume design for the grading later. For example, a room might have blue walls and a brown cabinet with an amber lamp while the female lead is in a yellow dress, all of which can be colour-graded to create the [[TitleDrop OrangeBlueContrast]].Orange/Blue Contrast]]. If the female lead has orange hair, expect the male lead to often wear blue clothing to contrast with it. If you wish to die of alcohol poisoning, take a shot every time the set and costume design dovetail to force the contrast.

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* In the Georgian and Victorian periods, blue and orange were Britain's main political colours, representing the Tories and Whigs respectively, although there was regional variation.


** This trope is also associated with Princess Celestia, who raises and lowers the sun and is associated with the day, and Princess Luna, who controls the moon, safeguards dreams and is associated with the night. Celestia is generally associated with warm, orange-spectrum colors: her magic glows a golden yellow, and her throne is orange and red. Luna, besides being colored navy blue herself, has a deep blue magic aura. In [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 the movie]], Luna gets her own blue throne next to Celestia's orange one, and each is depicted with a stained glass window above it -- Luna's has a blue depiction of the crescent moon, while Celestia's has a bright orange sun.
** This is especially visible in Luna and Celestia's {{Superpowered Evil Side}}s, Nightmare Moon and Daybreaker. Nightmare Moon is clad in blue armor, has a mane consisting of a flowing, navy-blue star field and eyes with light blue scleras and teal irises, and is drawn with a blue outline. Daybreaker is clad in orange armor, has a blazing orange and yellow inferno for a mane and eyes with burnt-brown scleras and glowing yellow irises, and is drawn with an orange outline.

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** This trope is also associated with Princess Celestia, who raises and lowers the sun and is associated with the day, and Princess Luna, who controls the moon, safeguards dreams and is associated with the night. night.
***
Celestia is generally associated with warm, orange-spectrum colors: her magic glows a golden yellow, and her throne is orange and red. Luna, besides being colored navy blue herself, has a deep blue magic aura. In [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 the movie]], Luna gets her own blue throne next to Celestia's orange one, and each is depicted with a stained glass window above it -- Luna's has a blue depiction of the crescent moon, while Celestia's has a bright orange sun.
** *** This is especially visible in Luna and Celestia's {{Superpowered Evil Side}}s, Nightmare Moon and Daybreaker. Nightmare Moon is clad in blue armor, has a mane consisting of a flowing, navy-blue star field and eyes with light blue scleras and teal irises, and is drawn with a blue outline. Daybreaker is clad in orange armor, has a blazing orange and yellow inferno for a mane and eyes with burnt-brown scleras and glowing yellow irises, and is drawn with an orange outline.


** The Turtle School gi, most famously worn by Goku, fits this color scheme: orange overshirt and pants with blue undershirt, wristbands and shoes. In the original ''Anime/DragonBall'' anime, it was red and black rather than orange and blue, but in the switch to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' it shifts to the modern colour scheme. Additionally, it contrasts with his first gi and his ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' gi, both of which are blue.[[note]]As for [[Manga/DragonBall the manga itself]], the colour scheme differs from the anime because Toriyama wasn't sure what colour Goku's starting gi was. This resulted in the anime going with blue based on what little coloured chapters existed at the time, while the modern Full Colour print uses orange to fit with Toriyama's modern intent.[[/note]]

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** The Turtle School gi, most famously worn by Goku, fits this color scheme: orange overshirt and pants with blue undershirt, wristbands and shoes. In the original ''Anime/DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' anime, it was red and black rather than orange and blue, but in the switch to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' it shifts to the modern colour scheme. Additionally, it contrasts with his first gi and his ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' gi, both of which are blue.[[note]]As for [[Manga/DragonBall the manga itself]], the colour scheme differs from the anime because Toriyama wasn't sure what colour Goku's starting gi was. This resulted in the anime going with blue based on what little coloured chapters existed at the time, while the modern Full Colour print uses orange to fit with Toriyama's modern intent.[[/note]]

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* The paired, handheld teleporter devices in ''VideoGame/StealthBastard'' are orange and blue.


* In ''Webcomic/{{Unit-M}}'', [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/42 Agent Orange]] is a waking embodiment of this trope, sporting orange body hair and blue skin.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Unit-M}}'', ''Webcomic/UnitM'', [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/42 Agent Orange]] is a waking embodiment of this trope, sporting orange body hair and blue skin.



* Psst... Check out the color scheme on Wiki/ThisVeryWiki. JustForFun/TropeTan.

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Psst... Check out the color scheme on Wiki/ThisVeryWiki. Or JustForFun/TropeTan.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Unit-M}}'', [[http://unitmcomics.thecomicseries.com/comics/42 Agent Orange]] is a waking embodiment of this trope, sporting orange body hair and blue skin.


Basic complementary color theory states that when two contrasting colors are put together, they "pop," so the natural technique is to color films to have a strong, contrasting palette.

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Basic complementary color theory states that when two contrasting colors are put together, [[{{Foil}} they "pop," "pop"]], so the natural technique is to color films to have a strong, contrasting palette.

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* In ''FanFic/PowderedGoldAndPottery'', [[Manga/MyHeroAcademia Shouto]]'s hero costume incorporates soft blue and orange colors to symbolize his ice and fire powers. Its pastel shades are also meant to contrast sharply with how Endeavor wears dark, bold colors.


* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': Everything significant to gameplay that comes in two forms, with the exception of the black and white test chamber walls themselves, is blue and orange (or blue and yellow): the two ends of the portal; the propulsion and repulsion gels; the pushing and pulling states of the excursion funnels; the off and on states of the lights indicating a connection with the {{Big Red Button}}s; the highlights and eyes on Atlas and P-Body; even the "eyes" of SelfDemonstrating/{{Wheatley}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{GLaDOS}}. The test chambers in ''Portal'' were deliberately made mostly cool blues in contrast to the warm oranges of the behind-the scenes-areas.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': Everything significant to gameplay that comes in two forms, with the exception of the black and white test chamber walls themselves, is blue and orange (or blue and yellow): the two ends of the portal; the repulsion and propulsion and repulsion gels; the pushing and pulling states of the excursion funnels; the off and on states of the lights indicating a connection with the {{Big Red Button}}s; the highlights and eyes on Atlas and P-Body; P-body; even the "eyes" of SelfDemonstrating/{{Wheatley}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{GLaDOS}}. The test chambers in ''Portal'' ''VideoGame/{{Portal|1}}'' were deliberately made mostly cool blues in contrast to the warm oranges of the behind-the scenes-areas.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' series uses [[CoveredInGunge covering everything in neon ink]] as a main gameplay mechanic, so ColorContrast is essential between teams. While there are many combinations the games, blue and orange is the most featured pair for the original game, being used in trailers, promotional artwork, and the box art. The orange Inkling girl and blue Inkling boy are even considered the poster children for the franchise, being the default representatives when appearing in other games such as ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate''. In a more practical use of the pair, activating color lock mode forces all team colors to orange and blue, since those two provide the most contrast for most colorblind people. In ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'', however, the default colors are instead green and pink. In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', the Octo Expansion also uses the classic blue and orange ink from the first game in [[spoiler:the boss fight with [[BonusBoss Inner Agent 3]].]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has blue colored attacks which will only damage you if you move while it moves through you and orange attacks which will damage you if you don't move.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' series uses [[CoveredInGunge covering everything in neon ink]] as a main gameplay mechanic, so ColorContrast is essential between teams. While there are many combinations the games, blue and orange is the most featured pair for the original game, being used in trailers, promotional artwork, and the box art. The orange Inkling girl and blue Inkling boy are even considered the poster children for the franchise, being the default representatives when appearing in other games such as ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate''. In a more practical use of the pair, activating color lock mode forces all team colors to orange and blue, since those two provide the most contrast for most colorblind people. In ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'', ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', however, the default colors are instead green and pink. In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', ''Splatoon 2'', the Octo Expansion also uses the classic blue and orange ink from the first game in [[spoiler:the boss fight with [[BonusBoss Inner Agent 3]].]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has blue colored blue-colored attacks which will only damage you if you move while it moves through you and orange attacks which will damage you if you don't move.



* Days and nights on Pandora in all ''Franchise/{{Borderlands}}'' games are only differentiated by the color filter (orange for daytime, blue for nighttime). More subtly, there's the reddish-orange and dark yellow of Jakobs (marked Western-inspired NostalgiaFilter, high base damage, no elemental effects) contrasting the cobalt blue of Maliwan ([[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture futuristic and sleek]], low base damage, always elemental)[[note]]less pronounced in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' and on, when brands aren't just a PaletteSwap of one another, but still noticeable most of the time[[/note]].

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* Days and nights on Pandora in all ''Franchise/{{Borderlands}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' games are only differentiated by the color filter (orange for daytime, blue for nighttime). More subtly, there's the reddish-orange and dark yellow of Jakobs (marked Western-inspired NostalgiaFilter, high base damage, no elemental effects) contrasting the cobalt blue of Maliwan ([[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture futuristic and sleek]], low base damage, always elemental)[[note]]less pronounced in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' and on, when brands aren't just a PaletteSwap of one another, but still noticeable most of the time[[/note]].


In the modern context, this trope has gone beyond simple colour grading and into set and costume design for the grading later. For example, a room might have blue walls and a brown cabinet with an amber lamp while the female lead is in a yellow dress, all of which can be colour-graded to create the [[TitleDrop OrangeBlueContrast]]. If the female lead has orange hair, expect the male lead to often wear blue clothing to contrast with it. If you wish to die of alcohol poisoning, take a shot every time the set and costume design dovetail to force the contrast.



** The Turtle School gi, most famously worn by Goku, fits this color scheme. In the original ''Manga/DragonBall'' it was red and black rather than yellow-orange and blue, but over the course of ''Z'' it shifts to a middle-ground of sorts with red-orange and dark blue. Additionally, it contrasts with his first gi and his ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' gi, both of which are blue (heck, Goku's original gi fits under this as well, fluctuating between light blue and yellow-orange in the manga's full-color illustrations).
** Heck, this trope even applies to the colours Goku and his [[TheRival rival]] Vegeta wear (orange and blue respectively).

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** The Turtle School gi, most famously worn by Goku, fits this color scheme. scheme: orange overshirt and pants with blue undershirt, wristbands and shoes. In the original ''Manga/DragonBall'' ''Anime/DragonBall'' anime, it was red and black rather than yellow-orange orange and blue, but over in the course of ''Z'' switch to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' it shifts to a middle-ground of sorts with red-orange and dark blue. the modern colour scheme. Additionally, it contrasts with his first gi and his ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' gi, both of which are blue (heck, blue.[[note]]As for [[Manga/DragonBall the manga itself]], the colour scheme differs from the anime because Toriyama wasn't sure what colour Goku's original starting gi fits under this as well, fluctuating between light blue and yellow-orange was. This resulted in the manga's full-color illustrations).
anime going with blue based on what little coloured chapters existed at the time, while the modern Full Colour print uses orange to fit with Toriyama's modern intent.[[/note]]
** Heck, this trope even applies to the colours Goku and his [[TheRival rival]] Vegeta wear (orange and blue respectively). As for Vegeta himself, he has long been associated with blue undersuits and armour with a yellow trim.



* This is ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s original color scheme. After the TimeSkip, he swaps the blue for black, which then becomes his default look.

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* This is ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''s original color scheme. After the TimeSkip, he swaps the blue for black, which then becomes his default look. Deliberately [[InvokedTrope invoked]] as the author based the colour scheme off of Goku's from ''Dragon Ball''.


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* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' and its sequel ''[[Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom Fallen Kingdom]]'' exploit this trope heavily. For example, Dr. Wu's lab in the former is graded blue so that it contrasts with the orange of the famous amber mosquitos. Claire Dearing has red hair that contrasts with Owen Grady's blue shirt, and when Claire isn't around, Owen tends to wear a brown vest over his shirt.
** Some releases of ''Film/JurassicPark'' feature this as well, thanks toa [[DigitalDestruction modern colour grade]] being applied to the 2013 Blu-Ray release, [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion among other changes]].

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