Color Grading in Stranger Things

Stranger Things rocked the world. I watched both seasons several times, and the more I watched it the more I noticed.

One thing that stood out to me in the second season is the cinematic color grading.

I'm convinced that Stranger Things 2 is purposely colored orange and blue, not only through their color grading but also their wardrobe!

If you take a closer look, you can see orange and blue flannel, blankets, and the like.

They tend to use blue in Hawkins Laboratory and the Upside Down, whereas they use warm orange tones at the Wheeler household. These places have two incredibly different vibes.

They use two different colors to represent two different things.

Lydia Weibel