Exploring the Use of Color in Netflix’s ‘Kaleidoscope’


The Netflix series Kaleidoscope consists of eight episodes, each one named after a different color. The show follows Leo Pap and his crew of criminals as they prepare to infiltrate a seemingly unbreakable vault. Kaleidoscope is unique in that the episodes can be viewed in any order, but colors also play an important role in the experience.

Color plays an important role in Kaleidoscope. Leo Pap talks on the phone while walking in front of an orange car.
Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap in episode ‘Orange’ of
‘Kaleidoscope’ | Clifton Prescod/Netflix

The episodes of ‘Kaleidoscope’ are named after colors

Kaleidoscope is a non-linear streaming experience following an epic heist story over 25 years. Each episode of Kaleidoscope is named after a color, and the order viewers watch will change their perspective on how the events unfold. Here are the episode titles (in no particular order) and when they take place:


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