• The third property of colour is intensity. This is the brightness of a colour.
  • There are two ways to lower or alter the intensity of a colour - to make it appear more neutral or dull. The first is to add gray.
  • The second is to add a colour’s complement or opposite. (Check a colour wheel to find the opposite or complementary colour.)
  • Complementary colours are direct opposites in both position on the colour wheel, and in their character.
  • Mixing complementary colours with each other dulls them. Placing them next to each other intensifies their brightness. (Never will a colour appear more intense than when it's beside its complement.)  
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