Color Interaction: Jonathan Martinez

This image was pulled from an informative website for color-blindness. This specific example was made to test people who suffer from protanopia blindness, deuteranopia blindness, and partial deficiency blindness. A normal person will see both colors, while a person with any of these color-seeing defects will only see one.

The example above shows a color-blind test used to determined what kind of “Color-blind” a person is based on how they see reds, greens, yellows, and blues. I chose this example specifically because it exemplifies contrasting colors and interaction of colors. The various hues of black in the circle intensify both the pink colors as well as the orange colors by contributing a clear contrast between them. As we can see, there are plenty of different hues between the three main colors shown here. The main three colors are black, pink, and orange.

Within these three colors, we have 2-3 analogous colors between them. In the pink area, we can see the main pink color as well as a darker, more magenta-like, pink version and a lighter version of pink that is scattered around as well. In the orange area, we see a similar pattern of color choices. We have a main orange color followed by a darker and lighter hue of orange to satisfy a small contrast between them all without being too far apart to confuse them for another color. In the dark area behind the “96”, we also have an identical variation of color values to match the last two examples. We have a darker gray color in the middle of the color spectrum used here, and we have a much darker gray, almost black rather, and a lighter gray color to coincide with pattern of colors used throughout this visual.

In each separate area, all colors are analogous to each other because they exist relatively close together on the color wheel. Because we have analogous colors working together in this example, by default we will not have any complementary colors. To have complementary colors, we would need to have near or complete opposite colors on the color wheel present.

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