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princessita-2... | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted April 21, 2012 at 1:01 PM via web

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what are complementary colors?

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etotheeyepi | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted April 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM (Answer #2)

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In color theory, two colors are called complementary if, when mixed in the proper proportion, they produce a neutral color (grey, white, or black).

 

When one stares at a single color (red for example) for a sustained period of time (roughly thirty seconds to a minute), then looks at a white surface, an afterimage of the complementary color (in this case cyan) will appear.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complementary_colors

My computer printer's printer has three colors of ink, cyan, magenta, and yellow. The complementary colors are red, green, and blue.

Completmentary colors applied:

http://www.fashify.com/how-to/style-tips-pairing-complementary-colors-enhance-your-outfit/


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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM (Answer #3)

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 Complimentary colors are shades/hues that are opposite from each other on the color wheel.  For example, green and red are complimentary colors, as well as orange and blue, yellow and purple.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted April 23, 2012 at 10:01 PM (Answer #4)

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The complementary colors are red and blue.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 24, 2012 at 3:59 AM (Answer #5)

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Since the basic color wheel contains only the primary colors of red, yellow, and blue, the red and blue are complementary as they are opposite each other. However there are also other color wheels that contain shades and hues of these primary colors.  In the case in which the shades and hues are used, the complementary colors are those that are opposite each other such as reds and greens, oranges and blues.

 

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nmmoritz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 16, 2012 at 11:04 PM (Answer #6)

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Yellow and Purple

Green and Red

Blue and Orange

These colors are opposite of each other on a color wheel.

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pororohandy | Student | Valedictorian

Posted June 9, 2012 at 5:53 AM (Answer #8)

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The complementary colors are red and blue.

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arrellbelle | TA , College Sophomore | Valedictorian

Posted July 26, 2014 at 10:07 PM (Answer #9)

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Complementary colors is an example of color theories/harmonies. Complementary colors are essentially derived from the color wheel of red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and blue. They are basically colors opposite of each other on the color wheel. Popular examples of complementary colors include red and green, blue and orange, and yellow and purple.

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