The greatest possible contrast is that of the complementaries.
The answer is that the union is one of complementaries, and not of antitheses.
Light, the play of complementaries, the breaking up of light, the study of values!
In a similar way, light and dark tints act as complementaries.
In the same way mix the two complementaries yellow and blue to produce a gray; mix red and green in the same way.
The effect of complementaries in color contrast is what you must study for this, for the theory of it.
Everything in nature is manifested to us by means of light and its complementaries, reflection and shadow.
In it we find cold shadows opposed to hot lights, and the contiguous placing of complementaries.
Thus, tints of one color with shades of its complementary produce a more pleasing effect than do complementaries of equal value.
His next step led him to Chevreul whose theory of complementaries he committed to memory.