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Orange and Blue (and Red) in Teen Wolf

bornwithtragedyinblood asked: Hi, what do you think about Sterek and orange and blue lighting? ‘Cause I’m very fascinated by all the orange and blue theories and this has been bugging me for a while, especially after finding this gifset whovian182.tumblr.com/post/87306613089 because it seemed very obvious. I don’t know, it’s just me or Stiles and Derek are often illuminated by orange and blue lights, especially when together? And I think it’s very evident in the scene where Derek finds out the truth about Jennifer. When she steps into the loft the light at the entrance is off, but when Stiles and Scott arrives, Stiles is directly illuminated by an intense orange light when the rest of the loft is dark. And there is a moment when Derek and Stiles are both right under the only two lit up lighting fixtures in the loft. Do you think it’s something relevant, on purpose or nothing?

Another great question! Colour theory isn’t really an area of expertise for me, but I do have a few thoughts about it.

My short answer to your question is that, yes, colour and lighting are really important in the show, and yes, they are used thematically for Derek and Stiles.

A more complex question is whether or not that’s related to foreshadowing of a romantic relationship between them. I think, yes, and I’ll explain why below, but there are other meanings conveyed through colour which are possibly more important.

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