Simultaneous Contrast

Art 260 / Greg Clayton

Every color subject to its neighbor


The Only Rule

Chevreul's Laws

Colors are Pushy Neighbors


A few links to online intros/discussions of simultaneous contrast are here.
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Dynamic Example (explore several of the examples ( via prev and next buttons ))

Examples & Discussion

Examples & Discussion

Examples & Discussion

Examples & Discussion

General Info and Statistics

Interactive Simultaneous Contrast

Try dragging the background color around using the color wheel.
Notice how the colors on the graphic shift due only to changes in the background.

YouTube Links


Articles and Links



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