Rothko did some interesting work. MAMMOTH in scale. I saw a few pieces in person when I was in Chicago - pretty overwhelming.
The extreme "opposite" of Rothko's work are the gigantic portraits painted by Chuck Close. Saw one of his hyper-realistic portraits in Chicago as well. When the pores on a person's face are painted as large as a plum, one feels like a mere bug on a windshield. My knees instantly buckled when I came to realize its presence (it was hung high on the gallery's wall).
Yes, Star Wars does have lengthy scenes dominated with a particular hue. Very effective, especially in The Empire Strikes Back.