complementary color


: 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

Examples of complementary color in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Choose a silky ribbon in a complementary color to bring together the Christmas accents and the greenery. 40 of 56 Boxwood Blue Christmas Wreath This boxwood beauty is an elegant way to break outside the circle. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Oct. 2023 For this mini makeover, bold wallpaper; cool, complementary color; and detail-enhancing trim were the way forward. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 25 June 2023 Pair with a Complementary Shade As a shade of purple, lavender’s complementary color is yellow. Sophie Flaxman, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 May 2023 Once dry, paint vertical stripes in a complementary color. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 28 Mar. 2023 Use the color wheel to find a complementary color for your home. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Mar. 2023

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“Complementary color.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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