Sunday, 4 March 2012

Complementary Colours

Which are the complementary colours?
     The two colours on opposite sides of the colour wheel.

     The complementary colour of a primary colour (magenta, cyan, and yellow) is the colour you get by mixing the other two (magenta + cyan = purple; cyan + yellow = green; magenta + yellow = red). So the complementary colour for magenta is green, for cyan it's red, and for yellow it's purple.    

Why is it imortant to know the complementay colours?
    Two complementary colours are those which offer together best possibilities of contrast, even though they are very violent visually combining two complementary colors.