complementary color

noun

Definition of complementary color

technical

  1. :  one of two colors (such as red and green) that are very different from each other and produce a dull color (such as brown or gray) when they are mixed together

Word by Word Definitions

complementaryplay
  1. :  relating to or constituting one of a pair of contrasting colors that produce a neutral color when combined in suitable proportions

    :  serving to fill out or complete

    :  mutually supplying each other's lack

colorplay
  1. :  a phenomenon of light (such as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects

    :  the aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation (see saturation 4) for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources

    :  a specific combination of hue, saturation, and lightness or brightness

  1. :  to give color to

    :  to change the color of (as by dyeing, staining, or painting)

    :  to change as if by dyeing or painting: such as


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