Colours that are opposite of each other on the colour wheel are considered to be complementary colours (example: red and green).
Opposite colours (or Complementary colours) : Colours that are opposite of each other on the colour wheel are considered to be complementary colours (example: red and green). These are pairs of colours which, when combined or mixed, cancel each other out (lose hue) by producing a greyscale colour like white or black, When placed next to each other, they create the strongest contrast for those two colours. Complementary colours are represented opposite of each other on a colour wheel.
Which pairs of colours are considered complementary depends on the color theory one uses:
- Modern colour theory uses either the RGB additive colour model or the CMY subtractive colour model, and in these, the complementary pairs are red–cyan, green–magenta, and blue–yellow.
- In the traditional RYB colour model, the complementary colour pairs are red–green, yellow–purple, and blue–orange.
- Opponent process theory suggests that the most contrasting colour pairs are red–green, and blue–yellow.
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