Complementary Colours

When placed next to each other, complementary colors tend to look balanced and are colors opposite to each other on the color wheel also, when placed next to each other they appear to become brighter.

They are also used together in Colour Therapy to give balance. We need the balance of the electric/cool colours and the magnetic/warm colours for our wellbeing and smooth functioning of our bodies.

Complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel,

ColorComplementary ColorResult

Violet

The colour violet

Yellow

The colour yellow

Violet and Yellow

Violet and yellow

Indigo

The colour indigo

Orange

The colour orange

Indigo and Orange

Indigo and orange

Blue

The colour blue

Red

The colour red

Red and Blue

Blue and red

Green

The colour green

Magenta

The colour magenta

Green and Magenta

Green and magenta

Yellow

The colour yellow

Violet

The colour violet

Yellow and Violet

Yellow and violet

Orange

The colour orange

Indigo

The colour indigo

Orange and Indigo

Orange and indigo

Red

The colour red

Blue

The colour blue

Red and Blue

Red and blue

Magenta

The colour magenta

Green

The colour green

Magenta and Green

Magenta and green

Magenta is the eighth color and is not part of the visible spectrum, but is a combination of red and violet, thus combining the energies of those two colors. That is to say, that magenta helps us to use our earthly experience and grounding together with intense spiritual awareness. It can help to release past conditioning and help us to move forward.