Photography Course: Complementary Colors

To get complimentary colors that accent each other and make your photographs more appealing, all you have to do is study the color wheel and choose colors opposite from one another. For example, red purple is the compliment of yellow green, and orange red is the compliment of blue green.

Here is an example of a complimentary color photograph. Notice how the two dominant colors of this photography are orange and blue. Notice how these two colors are located opposite of each other on the color wheel. When complimentary colors are used together like this in a photograph they create contrast.

Often using complimentary colors in your photography will create a dramatic image since each color makes the other color appear more active.

Here is a video on this subject:

Video by VistaClues

This is just one subsection of our course. We go into greater depth in the course itself.

See also:
Color & Perspective
Color Simplicity
Color Tinting & Shading In Photography
Analogous Colors
Color Wheel
Color Psychology In Photography
Color Balance and Highlight
Monochromatic Photography

Other photography articles:
How to read a photographs histogram
Advanced photography tonal range
Different types of photography
Different types of landscape photography
How to take landscape photographs
Contrast in Photography