Home & Garden This is why Monica's apartment on 'Friends' had purple walls

03:25  22 march  2018
03:25  22 march  2018 Source:   TODAY

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Monica ’ s apartment on Friends has got to be one of the most iconic – and, quite frankly, stunning – fictional TV homes of all time. Speaking to Great Big Story, John Shaffner revealed: “I said, ‘I think we should paint the wall purple ’. Why ?

Share. Tweet. Pin. Email. We've known for a long time that the light-filled, large apartments of " Friends " would have been pretty much impossible for a gang of struggling twentysomethings. We're fine with that.

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We've known for a long time that the light-filled, large apartments of "Friends" would have been pretty much impossible for a gang of struggling twentysomethings. We're fine with that.

But we still have a lingering question about at least one of those incredible living spaces: Just why was Monica's apartment painted ... purple?

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There's a reason behind that, revealed the show's former production designer John Shaffner in a new video.

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Luckily, Great Big Story had the opportunity to speak with the renowned production designer John Shaffner about his thought process behind the purple walls and the mysterious door in Monica ’ s apartment , the style of the coffee shop and the general feel of the entire environment.

A production designer from Friends recently revealed why he chose the bright purple color that coated Monica ' s apartment on the show (it's surprising). It turns out that the decision to paint the walls this hue was entirely intentional.

The four-time Emmy winner recalled how he showed the producers a miniature model of the set. When they asked about color, he suggested purple.

"Everybody was really anxious about it (at first)," he said. But they loved it once they saw the final mini-apartment.

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And the purpose for the purple? "Color is really important in terms of establishing the show identity," he explained. "When you switched to 'Friends,' you saw that it is purple and you stayed tuned."

And we have to say, it worked, because we still remember those walls 15 years after the show went off the air!

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Monica ’ s apartment on Friends has got to be one of the most iconic – and, quite frankly, stunning – fictional TV homes of all time. Speaking to Great Big Story, John Shaffner revealed: “I said, ‘I think we should paint the wall purple ’.

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