complementary colors

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com·ple·men·ta·ry col·ors

pairs of different colors of light that produce white light when combined.
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NEW LOOK: IF you are looking for a complementary colour scheme, why not try various shades of the same tone such as lilac and lavender or even similar colours such as lilac and blue.
The nearer the blue colour moves to purple - the complementary colour of yellow - the more striking the outcome.
To create a relaxing environment, add splashes of a complementary colour to relieve a single-colour scheme.
It can be highly stimulating, especially if combined with black or grey, white or with its complementary colour, blue.
Another possibility is that green is the complementary colour of red (blood).
The tension is heightened by articulating the entry as a separate element through scale and use of a complementary colour, green to the building's red.
To request a complementary colour Beatrix Potter brochure telephone The Journal Reader Travel Department on (0191) 201-6000 or email retail.
A daring or classic pattern or a complementary colour will contrast with plain walls, and blinds present an alternative to curtains - roller or Roman are the most popular choice for living rooms and give very different looks.
The kitchen itself is a small room and the fitted units are in medium oak so would like to choose a complementary colour.
Throughout the showhome soft blues and sea greens feature predominantly, offset by gentle creams and dark contrasting furniture as part of a complementary colour palette.
If you have large pots to fill mix with perennials in a complementary colour.
Do this with a combination of soft furnishings - cushions and throws are great for instant interiors - and with a complementary colour scheme for planting.

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