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complementary colors

Syllabification: com·ple·men·ta·ry col·ors

Definition of complementary colors in English:

plural noun

Colors directly opposite each other in the color spectrum, such as red and green or blue and orange, that when combined in the right proportions, produce white light.
Example sentences
  • Conversely, complementary colors are diametrically opposite each other on the color wheel, e.g., red and green, and achieve harmony or visual balance based on an equilibrium of opposing forces.
  • We discussed how their designs would be created using only one pair of complementary colors (red/green, blue/orange and violet/yellow) and how dynamic these colors looked when paired together.
  • Yellow and violet are complementary colors; as are orange and blue, and green and red.

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