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Complementary Colors

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,

Color Complementary Color Result

Violet

Violet

Yellow

Yellow

Violet and Yellow

Violet / Yellow

Indigo

Indigo

Orange

Orange

Indigo and Orange

Indigo / Orange

Blue

Blue

Red

Red

Red and Blue

Red / Blue

Green

Green

Magenta

Magenta

Green and Magenta

Green / Magenta

Yellow

Yellow

Violet

Violet

Yellow and Violet

Yellow / Violet

Orange

Orange

Indigo

Indigo

Orange and Indigo

Orange / Indigo

Red

Red

Blue

Blue

Red and Blue

Red / Blue

Magenta

Magenta

Green

Green

Magenta and Green

Magenta / 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.

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