Wednesday, February 23, 2011
the complementary color of brown
Sometimes my students are so smart. Today my 6-8th grade class completely stumped me and I need help finding the answer to their question. We are working with complementary colors and I told them if they mix a complementary color set it should make some version of brown. So the kids then asked....what is the complementary color to brown?
Well hum...... Brown is not on the color wheel so is it a neutral? In that case it would not have a complimentary color right? I started pondering the visible light spectrum to answer the question and realized brown must be in the spectrum somewhere, somehow, or we would not be able to see it.
Ok so my smart readers what, or is there, a complementary color to brown?