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It seems to me, that the Infinity Stones are coloured not randomly, but in rainbow colours. Is this intentional?

  • Reality Stone - red
  • Soul Stone - orange
  • Mind Stone - yellow
  • Time Stone - green
  • Space Stone - blue (on the picture, it is not actually blue, but in the film, it is)
  • Power Stone - purple

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  • What other colors are there? – Aganju Nov 4 '18 at 20:51
  • If they were, they're missing a color ... Indigo. I'm sure they're colored almost as the rainbow so you, the viewer, can tell the difference. I mean, if they had six stones of different shades of red, would be kind of hard to tell the difference. Is that a bright red or a bright orange red? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Nov 4 '18 at 20:51
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    Rainbow has seven colours but LGBT rainbow flag do have this six coulurs only. – Ankit Sharma Nov 5 '18 at 3:56
  • Wong said that virgin universe created the stones after the big bang. So it's before the rainbows. (in-universe) – Vishwa Nov 5 '18 at 8:06
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    Refresh randomcolour.com six times... it's very unlikely that you'll get six colors that are as visually pleasing or distinct as the picture you show. Having supers fight over 6 rocks that are different shades of brown just wouldn't look as cool. – Nuclear Wang Nov 5 '18 at 16:46
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The six shown colors are simply as visually distinct from one another as they can be, as they are (roughly) equidistantly distributed along the color spectrum.

Quite obviously, the rainbow is defined as the color spectrum, to there is some overlap between the two color palettes, but that doesn't mean that the stones are colored as an intentional reference to a rainbow.

The color of the stones is not relevant to the plot. The plot never established particular colors being necessary. From a plotwise perspective, the stones could have been the same color.

But that wouldn't be visually pleasing. Having the stones distributed among the color spectrum indirectly suggests that they are a complete set, plus it makes stones easily identifiable without needing someone to always verbally identify a stone.

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