complementary color

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  • noun

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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Simple combinations of just one or two complementary colours can look fabulous, such as lemon and white or burnt orange and red if you want a hot mixture.
You can define cooking and eating areas using different complementary colours or darker and lighter shades of the same colour.
Choose complementary colours for a classic look or a mixed jumble for a cottagey feel.
Whereas Smith's image had helped to set our mental image of the Valleys as monotone and grey, Stokes reveals a bright, almost gaudy, world of clashing and complementary colours.
Complementary colours, which are opposite on the colour wheel, such as red and green or blue and yellow will create a striking look.
When complementary colours are mixed together, they produce a murky brown.
This look is easy to create in any home by using complementary colours in careful proportions throughout and you needn't spend a fortune.
Stick to complementary colours that will make a statement, but avoid over-the-top clashes.
Teamed with stripes or prints in complementary colours, the result is an outfit that is perfectly co- ordinated without looking fussy.
The large, scented blooms are borne in profusion in an array of complementary colours.
It is the first true trailing pansy to be grown from seed and the complementary colours of the large, scented blooms will be superb in hanging baskets and pots.
Choose a couple of bold, exotic varieties in complementary colours.
Contrasting colours are not next to each other, such as blue and yellow, whilst complementary colours - those which are most startling when placed next to each other - are opposites, such as blue and orange or red and green.
I chose warm, complementary colours - chocolate brown, mocha, taupe, burnt orange and cream combined with textured wallpapers and opulent materials - suede, taffeta, leather, chenille and silk to create a classical look with a modern feel.
Pick out one key area such as the chimney breast or a well-lit wall for the treatment, and keep the other walls fairly plain in complementary colours .
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