complementary color

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n complementary color either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments) "yellow and blue are complementaries"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Complementary color one of two colors so related to each other that when blended together they produce white light; -- so called because each color makes up to the other what it lacks to make it white. Artificial or pigment colors, when mixed, produce effects differing from those of the primary colors, in consequence of partial absorption.
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Usage

In literature:

A sceptic who adheres to a believer is as simple as the law of complementary colors.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
The young man made an explanation in which he said something about complementary colors.
"The Poet at the Breakfast Table" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
A vague blur of complementary color swam in Madden's eyes.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
As green and red are complementary colors, the result was not changed upon the screen; there was a little less light, that was all.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 795, March 28, 1891" by Various
It would be gray but that the two colors are not perfectly complementary.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
Mix pairs of complementary colors, also pairs of non-complementary colors, and note the result.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
These stars generally display the complementary colors.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
Yellow, of course, is her color, since its complementary violet neutralizes the yellow of the orange complexion and leaves the red.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Very handsome self-colored bouquets can be arranged by giving a finish of the complementary shade.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 2, August, 1864" by Various
The artist knew which were complementary colors; that is, which, united, form white.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
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In news:

TQC, the Dutch developer of paint test equipment, has launched a new generation of Cupping Testers with complementary color selection and other updated features.
Paint one section of the fencing have different but yet complementary colors to draw the eye or apply lattice over fencing panel for a layered effects.
Painting like an Impressionist Students in grades 9-12 demonstrate knowledge of the Impressionist style by using complementary colors, employing a variety of types of brushstrokes, and depicting a specific time of day or weather condition.
The free lesson features the color wheel, complementary colors, a quick evaluation, and more.
Learn a working knowledge of color theory, including: primary and secondary colors, complementary colors, warm and cool colors.
How to pick a complementary color scheme for your next paint job.
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In science:

FIG. 8: (color online) This figure is complementary to Fig. 7 and further illustrates the stability of the scaling scheme by presenting, in a log-log scale, the behavior of the two most remote ranges L = 8− 44 and L = 28− 44.
Universality aspects of the d=3 random-bond Blume-Capel model
In Section 5 we examine a complementary photo-z sample and identify a significant excess of massive galaxies in the regions of the groups, but do not find evidence for any color differentiation of the population relative to the field, although we argue we should probably not have expected to see such differentiation.
Proto-groups at 1.8
The LC and LHC are often complementary – the LHC should access the sparticle states that couple to color, up to very high mass, whereas the LC will excel in studies of the slepton and gaugino sectors.
Linear Collider Workshop 2000 Summary
The latter are complementary to the former corresponding colors.
Multi-verses, Micro-universes and Elementary Particles (Hadrons)
RHIC II and LHC therefore provide a number of complementary probes of quarkonium suppression, enabling detailed, differential study of color screening and deconfinement.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
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