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Color Relationships

Color Relationships

Author: Nancy Esslinger

In this lesson you will learn about color relationships and how to define and recognize color interactions.

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  • Complementary Colors

    Two hues which sit directly opposite each other on the color wheel.

  • Split Complementary Colors

    A combination of three colors, consisting of a main hue and the two hues that sit on either side of its complement on the color wheel.

  • Analogous Color

    Hues which are next to each other on the color wheel; analogous colors on one side of the color wheel are considered warm and on the other, cool.

  • Simultaneous Contrast

    The effect two neighboring colors have on one another; this effect is contained in one of Albers' laws of interaction.

  • Josef Albers

    American artist, teacher and author of the "Interaction of Color"; he wrote one of the most important books on perception and the study of color theory.