Can I ask… a question?
Mako is defined by the grey colour and the blue colour. As we go through the movie we find out that she’s defined by those colours because in her childhood we have a blue memory, a memory that’s all just in blue with splashes of red. I show her holding her heart, or a symbolic object that represents her heart. The memory has left a stain on her hair that is blue, and she’s carrying that memory with her. The introductory sequence of Mako is very significant.
On the other hand, Raleigh is in a colour space made up of greens, browns and amber. When they meet, the whole sequence is a meeting of his amber and her blue. You see that the entire scene where they meet at the helipad is a clash of just blue and amber. Mako and Raleigh complement each other, their colours are complementary. Their Jaeger cockpit, then, is mostly in blue and amber, their colours.
-Guillermo Del Toro
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"I’ve done eight movies as a director, and I’ve done them because I’m madly in love with them. They’re equally important aspects of my personality. Pacific Rim is as much me and as pure me as Pan’s Labyrinth. I’ve never made a movie, even the most commercial ones, that I would not be willing to die for. Literally!"