There are alot of questions we want answer to about Friends and what happened on the show but the colour choice of Monica's apartment has never been one of them.
That is, until now.
Even though we just thought 'cool, Monica likes purple' it turns out there was some actual thought behind the bright colour of everyone's fav New York apartment.
While talking with Great Big Story, set designer John Shaffner, explained his thought process behind the design and look Monica's place.
John said he had to fight the rest of the crew to get the purple paint:
Nobody likes change until I painted the little model [apartment] purple.
Color is really important in establishing the show identity, When you switch to Friends, you see that it is purple and you stay tuned.
So the reason was just so the show could stand out more than the other sitcomes on TV at the time!
And what about the secret door in her place? The one that hid Monica's hoarder side? John that planned from the beginning:
One of the responsibilities of a production designer is to look into the future, "If you can, anyway. We put a door all the way up this hallway and we really didn't say where it went to. I said, 'Why don't we just wait and see where the story is taken?
Watch the full chat below: