• As the term implies, a complementary colour scheme joins colours that are opposite to each other on the colour wheel.
  • As with an analogous colour scheme, the hues can vary in value, but the variations of tints (white added to the hues) and shades (black added to the hues) again would be fewer.
  • In this example, the hues utilized are yellow and violet. Any hues that are opposite to each other would be considered complementary.
  • A complementary colour scheme will produce a lively and exciting pattern – especially when the hues are used at their full intensity.
  • Consider the intensity of pairing complementary colours with each other. 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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