Two colors which are directly opposite each other on the color wheel.
These are colors that are opposite on the color circle. When these color pairs, especially in close tonal value, are placed side by side they are mutually enhanced and appear to oscillate as the eye seeks to differentiate between the two hues. Simultaneous contrast of tones takes place between the blacks, grays, and whites. When juxtaposed, these hues appear respectively darker or lighter where they join. The scientific basis for this phenomenon had previously only been observed empirically until laid out by the infamous chemist Eugene Chevreul in the 1830's, France.
Two colors that are opposite each on the color wheel. Red/Green, Yellow/Purple, Orange/Blue. Mixed two complements together and you get wonderful browns.
Colors which lie directly across from one another on a color wheel, such as green/red, yellow/violet, or blue/orange. Complementary colors have the highest degree of contrast between their hues and, when mixed together, cancel each other out to produce a neutral gray.
Any two colors that, in the subtractive system, when mixed produce black or dark neutral gray; and in the additive system, any two colors that when mixed produce white light.
Colors on opposite sides on the color wheel. When mixed in an additive system, the complementary light colors RGB combine to make white. When mixed in a subtractive system, the pigment dyes and colors CMY produce a dark gray to black tone.
Colors at opposite points on the color wheel, for example, red and green, yellow and purple. (See Primary and Secondary Colors)
Colors located directly across from each other on a color wheel.
The three primary colors - red, yellow, and blue - create what is known as complementary colors by a mixture of the other two. Thus, the complementary color of red is green, a mixture of yellow and blue. The Impressionists believed that shadows were created by a color's complement - i.e., a blue object would cast an orange shadow.
Colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Mixed together, they produce grays and browns.
Two colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel. A primary color is complementary to a secondary color that is a mixture of the two remaining primaries.
pairs of colors that are opposite one another on the color wheel. Red and green, blue and orange, and yellow and violet have the greatest degree of contrast. Red-violet and yellow-green, red-orange and blue-green, and yellow-orange and blue-violet are also complementary colors.
On a color wheel, the colors opposite of each other as in Blue and Orange, Yellow and Violet, Red and Green.
hues that are opposite of each other on a color wheel.
Two colors found opposite each other on the color wheel. A primary color and the secondary color created from mixing the two other primary colors, for example red (primary) and green (secondary from blue and yellow).
Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel.
Complementary colors are those which appear opposite to one another on a color wheel. The complimentary colors are red and green, blue and orange, and yellow and purple.
Two color stimuli that can be additively mixed to produce an achromatic color (see additive mixture).
Colors across from each other on the color wheel (Red and green; blue and orange; yellow and violet)
Two colors directly opposite one another on the color wheel.
Particular wavelengths of light that, when added together, create white light. The subtractive primaries (cyan, magenta, and yellow) are complementary to the additive primaries (red, green, and blue). For example, blue (an additive primary) and its complementary yellow (a subtractive primary), a secondary color on the additive color wheel, can be added together to produce white light. In the visual arts, complementary colors are diametrically opposite one another on any color wheel.
Colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange, or red and green. Such pairs contain one primary and one secondary color (made up of two primary colors), so together each pair has all three primary colors.
Colors which appear opposite one another on a color wheel. When placed next to one another, complimentary colors are intensified and often appear to vibrate.
Two colors that, when additively mixed with each other in the right proportions, produce the sensation of gray.
Hues directly opposite each other on the color wheel. As the strongest contrasts, complements tend to intensify each other. A color can be grayed by mixing it with its complement.
Colors opposite one another on the color wheel. Red/green, blue/orange, and yellow/violet are examples of complementary colors.
Color pairs that exhibit maximum contrast. They are opposite each other on the color wheel (red and green) and when placed side by side appear intensified. Also called contrasting colors.
Colors located opposite thee another on a color wheel (red and green, blue and orange, yellow and violet ). When mixed together complementary colors will theoretically produce a neutral color temperature. A primary color's (red, yellow and blue) complement is a mix of the other two primaries. Pure complementary colors placed next to each other will appear much more vibrant. Shadows of an object's primary color have the complementary color in it.
Colors opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange. Complementary colors often make good accent colors.
Two hues directly opposite one another on a color wheel which, when mixed together in proper proportions, produce a neutral gray. The true complement of a color can be seen in its afterimage. Colors that are opposite one another on the color wheel, such as red and green, or purple and yellow. Complementary colors create the strongest possible color contrast, and when placed in close proximity, each intensifies the appearance of the other.
Visually, complements are the colours directly opposite one another on the colour wheel, e.g. magenta and green. In paints, the colour or colors that mix with another to form a neutral gray; these two colours are called a complementary pair
Two colors that, when combined, create neutral gray. On a color wheel complements are directly opposite the axis from each other; blue/yellow, red/green, and so on.
Two colors that in additive mixture yield either a gray or an unsaturated color of the hue of the stronger component.
Two colors that, when mixed with each other, produce white light.