Color is Relative (208)

Pre-eminent colorist of the twentieth century, Joseph Albers wrote "color is the most relative medium in art".

The reason "color is relative" is that we accentuate contrast. Orange looks redder on a yellow background than a red background.

Presented with a matrix of colors perfectly blended and placed in steps, the user can select which swatch should color the background.

The eyes fatigue, burning with complementary colors. The heightened contrast we see is outside of our conscious mind, we don't choose to accentuate the edges, the contrast, our visual perceptive system is already designed to do it for us. A color changes based on its context.

Color truly is relative.

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Pre-eminent colorist of the twentieth century, Joseph Albers wrote "color is the most relative medium in art".

The reason "color is relative" is that we accentuate contrast. Orange looks redder on a yellow background than a red background.

Presented with a matrix of colors perfectly blended and placed in steps, the user can select which swatch should color the background.

The eyes fatigue, burning with complementary colors. The heightened contrast we see is outside of our conscious mind, we don't choose to accentuate the edges, the contrast, our visual perceptive system is already designed to do it for us. A color changes based on its context.

Color truly is relative.

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