Definition of complementary colour in English:

complementary colour

Line breaks: com|ple|men¦tary col¦our

noun

A colour that combined with a given colour makes white or black.
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  • Everything you ever wanted to know about colour is here: from complementary colours, colour combinations, shades, tints and contrasts - the list goes on.
  • His manner of juxtaposing primary and complementary colours anticipated French 19th-century developments.
  • If you want to darken/shadow/brighten a light colour you are using, or lighten/brighten a dark colour, adding a splash of the complementary colour to the pure original colour will usually work better than adding any other colour.

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