Barbie movie set ‘drains’ the world of pink paint

In an intriguing turn of events, it has been revealed that the construction of the set for the upcoming live-action film Barbie The film was so demanding that it caused a worldwide shortage of pink paint. Production designer Sarah Greenwood revealed that this unforeseen challenge stemmed from the team’s dedication to authentically recreating barbie world, especially the iconic Dreamhouse, with meticulous attention to detail that extended to the paint color according to Variety.

The team, made up of the director greta gerwigset decorator Katie Spencer and Greenwood, set out to capture the unabashedly fun and whimsical nature of barbie world. Gerwig shared that it was of the utmost importance for them to channel the essence of “childhood” that he defined. Barbie for her and millions of people around the world. The director went on to elaborate on the philosophy behind the film’s unique design aesthetic according to Architectural Digest.


Why go down stairs when you can slide into your pool? Why take the stairs when you take an elevator that matches your dress?

This vision came to life by turning barbie world in a sea of ​​pink, extending this color theme to props, sets, costumes and anything within the framework of the film.

The singular shade of pink, which was crucial to the project, was supplied by the Rosco company. However, the demand was so high that the production team ended up running out of all the company’s stock. The unexpected scarcity of the signature shade of pink caught even Greenwood by surprise, who joked…

The world ran out of rose.

Before causing the pink paint crisis, the team had meticulously built the set on the Warner Brothers lot in London. The inspiration behind the set design came from various sources, such as the Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, a San Francisco Queen Anne Victorian mansion, Wayne Thiebaud’s paintings, and renowned films such as Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and An American in Paris.

Lauren Proud, Rosco’s vice president of global marketing, corroborated the story of the paint shortage, saying that, in fact, “they cleaned us of paint.” The company had to work hard to keep up with the demand, supplying the team with as much paint as possible.

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Barbie fans will be delighted with the pink fun from the movie

Barbie in convertible
Warner Bros.

The film promises to be a vibrant and colorful spectacle, and fans eager to dive into barbie pink world will finally get the chance next month. The anticipation surrounding the film is palpable, and it’s clear that the live action Barbie The film will be a testament to the dedication and efforts of the team to bring the world of Barbie to life in all its pink glory.

the synopsis of Barbie says: “To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a total existential crisis. Or you are a Ken.”

Barbie It will be released in theaters on July 21, 2023, and ahead of the release, you can check out an official trailer below.