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Synonyms for complementary color

either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)

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understand and use complementary colors in their work.
Ask students to use complementary colors to paint different squares of colors near each other to practice the color theory findings they researched.
Startling yellow-and-violet or red-andgreen complementary color pairs can be used.
Practical consumers can continue to incorporate enticing Caribbean blues into spring by pairing Blue Curacao with warm, complementary colors like Honeysuckle or Coral Rose.
Work with shades and tints of complementary color harmonies in defining the positive and negative shapes of a bike.
The various carpet styles are available in nine to 12 complementary colors.
Characterized by remarkably bold, complementary colors and dizzying geometric riffs, these quilts celebrate a communal spirit that lately has been revived, most notably, in the massive AIDS memorial quilt.
Once the color is found, ColorMatch instantly provides five complementary colors that will inspire perfect matches for clothing items like scarves, ties, shirts and blouses; home decorating accessories like pillows and sheets; or even color schemes for brochures, invitations, company logos and Web pages.
In addition, color theory can be introduced or reinforced by using a large color wheel, identifying primary, secondary and complementary colors.
It can be challenging to choose complementary colors whether you're staining your entire home or selecting colors for your deck," said Susan Uram, Brand Manager, Olympic Exterior Stains.
In the paintings of Andrew Guenther, the primitive reappears in signifiers of opposition and difference, which take the form of masks, coconuts, and juxtaposed complementary colors.
When choosing these background papers, students are instructed to look for complementary colors.
Complementary colors provide the most dramatic contrasts: blue and orange, purple and yellow.
The items are decorated and banded in complementary colors -- blue with green, green with blue and yellow with blue.
Give kitchen chairs fresh color by painting them in complementary colors.
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