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28 Sep 2022 12:10:21 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Complementary colours  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 30 May 2021 20:16:04
Message: <60b42ac4$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/30/2021 8:03 AM, clipka wrote:
> Am 28.05.2021 um 23:04 schrieb Mike Horvath:
>> Basically, the idea is that colors diametrically opposed on the RYB 
>> color wheel "go well" with each other, and colors diametrically 
>> opposed on the RGB color wheel tend to "clash" heavily. I'm not sure 
>> why this is the case, and why the RYB color wheel "looks nice" (at 
>> least in Western art).
> I would argue that the perceived "clash" of complementary colors in the 
> RGB system (highly saturated EGB colors, that is) is due to such colors 
> NEVER EVER occurring besides each other in the natural world. They 
> simply cannot. Because those extreme colours _per se_ can never be 
> achieved reflectively from natural white-ish light.
> For example, to get pure RGB red, you need to blast out red light in 
> such a narrow spectral band, that the brightness within said band 
> exceeds the brightness within the corresponding band of natural 
> white-ish light.

I just think it's weird that colors 120 degrees apart from each other in 
the RYB color wheel always "match", whereas nothing like that exists for 
the RGB color wheel.


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