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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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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.
Of course, many of them wanted to combine a primary color painting with complementary colors, or neutral colors with warm colors.
The collection includes Lip Fixation ($29), a flawless double-beauty duty lip stain and lipgloss in one, in complementary colors, and without harmful chemicals; the Perfectly Nude Eye Shadow Kit Kit ($52), which features five shades to brighten eyes; and So-Bronze 3 ($41), the safe option for achieving a sun kissed look.
Bypassing the subjectivity of human perception, he then turned to the Albert Munsell color system--a scale of hue, lightness, and chroma, officially used by the USDA to categorize soil samples (from the literal "ground"), among other scientific applications--to select pairs of complementary colors.
Covered in a mosaic of pebbles, marbles, and broken tiles in complementary colors, the pots in Cynthia Bolin's San Diego garden are as interesting as the plants they contain.
All paintings are limited to the use of complementary colors.
The magnificent blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide the backdrop for the complementary colors seen throughout this luxurious "Grand Parlor.
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.
So, what do you get when you combine animal faces with complementary colors, value changes, scale, and drawing grids?
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.
Complementary colors provide the most dramatic contrasts: blue and orange, purple and yellow.
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