On complements


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On complements

I thought I'd wear my favorite purple scarf because I always get so many compliments on it. And we will be talking about complimentary colors. But not to be confused by an I versus an E. A compliment can be a kind word, or a flattering comment. And a complement, or complementary colors, are opposites on the color wheel. When placed next to each other, they vibrate like crazy when placed on top of each other in equal amounts, they create a neutral color. And relationship to light using compliments to show contrast of light and shadow, enhances interest because the colors play with one other in a way that value alone does not.

A perfect example of this is the stage lighting at a concert. The complementary relationships used here, with the band New Sweden, increase the drama and dimensionality of the figures on stage. It's interesting the actual light is used to increase the color of the shadows. The area in the light is lighter in value, and typically More saturated, so that it feels more like li...

On complements
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On complements provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mary Jane Begin as part of the Foundations of Color

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