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An followed red

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it is

of a quiet retiring nature, soft

soothing in effect, imparting the same quality to

hues in which

all

the

one of the cool symbolically emblematical of heaven,

it

and is and intelligence.

colours piety,

predominates.

and

It is

The complementary

of blue

is

yellow.

Green (Complementary Colour, Purple).

—Green,

the most prevalent colour in nature, and the least stimu-

has a remarkably distinct and striking effect on the eye. It is highly refreshing as well as soothing, and

lating,

Yet power eye the nervous of the is sooner exhausted by strong greens than by any other hue thus, a piece of

is

the necessary restful colour, the opposite of red.

;

work with a preponderance to look at constantly

dominates.

as

Symbolically,

bountifulness,

of green

the

is

not so pleasing

piece where blue pre-

green

is

the

emblem

youth, happiness and prosperity.

of

The

complementary of green is purple (violet-red). Yellow (Complementary Colour, Blue). Yellow approaches white, and is therefore a brilliant and advancing colour. It possesses the greatest power of is rather difficult to combine unless reflecting light

;

modified.

Bright yellow has been used emblematically,

and old jealousy and envy.

to express charity, joyousness, plenteousness

age

—greenish-yellow

is

Its

complementary

blue.

is

the symbol of

Orange (Complementary Colour, Greenish-blue).

—Orange, coming between red and yellow, partakes of the expresses warmth, fruitfulness and nature of both — it

wealth. of green.

The complementary colour

is

blue with a tinge

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