There are 7 different colour contrasts, and to see how they actually all work I will do 10 different experiments to see what happens to each colour when changing the background and the object.
With this colour experiment I was looking at simultaneous contrast using a yellow object on different coloured backgrounds, this is so that I can see how the colour of the background with effect the way we perceive the yellow object, or to see how the yellow object effects the colour of the background. I found that in a few of these examples, the yellow object changed the way which I see the coloured background.
Contrast of hue is formed by the juxtaposing of different hues. The greater the distance between hues on a colour wheel, the greater the contrast. Contrast of tone and hue work together to find the colour that impacts the most. In this experiment I am looking at keeping the green object the same, but changing the backgrounds, this will change the contrast of hue in each different example.
This colour experiment is looking at complementary contrast, it is showing how it works by keeping the background colour the same but changing the coloured object. I have gone from an example which has a very low complementary contrast to an examples which has a very high complementary contrast, this is so that I can physically see the changes in the colour and how it effects the contrast. Starting with a blue object shows a low contrast as violet and blue are very close to each other on the colour wheel, therefore they are not close to their complementary, going through to the yellow which is violets complementary colour, therefore its contrast is very high.
Complementary contrast is formed by juxtaposing complementary colours from a colour wheel or perceptual opposites. Complimentary colours are opposite on the colour wheel, they are; Yellow and Violet, Green and Red, and Blue and Orange. Dairy milk caramel is a perfect example of use of complementary colours used in branding, although this works really well together as it is a very established brand and there s a good balance between the colours, where as you should usually try and avoid using complementary colours in design, as they don't go with each other well, they are opposites. These 10 experiments are displaying how much contrast the objects have on their background as they are their complementaries.
Contrast of saturation is formed by the juxtaposition of light and dark values and their relative saturation. This experiment shows a red object on a red background, and by using the same coloured background for each example yet changing the object, it will demonstrate contrast of saturation. An object is seen as red, because it is the redest red on the page, although when you put that object on a red background, it saturates the colour, so the object may not be the redest red on the page anymore.
Contrast of temperature is formed by juxtaposing hues that can be considered 'warm' or 'cool'. Also known as the contrast of warm and cool. Blue is the coolest and orange is the warmest colour this is because blue and orange are complimentary colours. When colours are next to each other they tend to bring out their complementary colour, therefore when colours bring out their complementaries you are able to see more about the contrast of temperature.
In this experiment I was looking at complementary contrast which is formed by juxtaposing complementary colours from a colour wheel or perceptual opposites.
This colour experiment is looking at the same red object against the same neutral background, although the variable which is changing throughout these 10 examples is the different lighting. What I have seen during this experiment is how the the colour of the red object changes when different light is on it. I have also found that depending on the light, the colour of the background ranges from neutral to blue, this is because every colour tries to look for its complementary colour, therefore the red is bringing out the blue on the neutral background, and in some lights it effects the colours more than others. In this case the red object is bringing out the blue background more when the sunlight is on them, therefore the more light there is, the more colour shows through.
Blue is the heaviest and darkest colour on the colour wheel, whereas yellow is the lightest and brightest. In this experiment I will be using yellow and violet as they are complementary colours, yellow is also the lightest colour and as violet is next to blue on the colour wheel it is one of the darkest/heaviest colours on the colour wheel. Contrast of extension is formed by assigning proportional field sizes in relation to the visual weight of a colour. Also known as the contrast of proportion. Thinking about balancing or imbalancing (something blending in or standing out).
A certain proportion of one colour will balance another, you can use different amounts of each colour to balance them out.