- one of a pair of primary or secondary colors opposed to the other member of the pair on a schematic chart or scale (color wheel), as green opposed to red, orange opposed to blue, or violet opposed to yellow.Compare analogous color.
- the relationship of these pairs of colors perceived as completing or enhancing each other.
Words nearby complementary color
complementary air, complementary angle, complementary angles, complementary base, complementary cells, complementary color, complementary colour, complementary distribution, complementary dna, complementary gene, complementary hypertrophy
Origin of complementary color
First recorded in 1820–30
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Scientific definitions for complementary color
A secondary color that, when combined with the primary color whose wavelength it does not contain, produces white light. Thus yellow, which is produced by mixing the primary colors red and green, is the complementary color of blue. See Note at color.
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