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colour contrast

noun
  1. psychol the change in the appearance of a colour surrounded by another colour; for example, grey looks bluish if surrounded by yellow
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Historical Examples of colour contrast

  • The curious phenomena of colour-contrast illustrate momentary alterations of sensibility.

    Illusions

    James Sully