Lesson: How to Color

Lecturer:Yasuko Shimizu, Chief Curator, Sakura Art Museum

Explanation of Terms

What are complementary colors?
They are colors that face each other in a color wheel, and have a relationship of mutually emphasizing each other’s brightness. For example, blue and orange, red and green, and yellow and purple are all in paired complementary color relationships.
What is a local color?
It is a subject’s own color, e.g. blue sky, white clouds, green grass.