Colors having maximum contrast – Bourges Color Theory

Hi Friends,

I found this info useful, thought of sharing it with you.

The following color pairs have the maximum contrast. They are called complementary colors.  When you blend the two together, you get neutral black.

When used together, they both appear brighter and more exciting. These colour pairs fall right opposite to each other in the Bourges Color Wheel.

M. E. Chevreul discovered that complementary colors create an unusual optical illusion. Stare at a color for several seconds, then shut your eyes. Open them, and look at a white sheet of paper. Immediately an image of the color’s complement will appear!

Click here to get the PDF of  Bourges Color Wheel

Thanks
Fawaz

Violet-Gold

Violet-Gold

Yellow-Purple

Yellow-Purple

Lime-Mauve

Lime-Mauve

Leaf Green-Magenta

Leaf Green-Magenta

Sea Green-Crimson

Sea Green-Crimson

Emerald-Scarlet

Emerald-Scarlet

Teal-Poster Red

Teal-Poster Red

Cyan-Coral

Cyan-Coral

Sky Blue-Orange

Sky Blue-Orange

Ultra Marine-Amber

Ultra Marine-Amber

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About syedfawaz2002

I am Syed Fawaz Ahmed. I am currently pursuing post graduation in New Media Design at National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Engineer by profession, Artist at heart. I have done my Engineering in Information Science in M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology You can reach me at syedfawaz2002@gmail.com
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One Response to Colors having maximum contrast – Bourges Color Theory

  1. Ziddarth says:

    Reminds of me your shirt colors. Not to mention the Maltova watch. 🙂

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