This page includes some the works that I’ve done for my Graphic Design Principles class,
This piece of work was done to study how certain colors can look lighter or darker dependent on what other colors are around them. Simultaneous Contrast is based on the theory that a color can look lighter or darker despite being the same shade or tint, based on what colors are around it.
In this image, the two pieces on the top are simple designs, using orange as a control color, i placed them over a burgundy and cream background. One will note that the orange looks lighter when the burgundy is used as a background, compared to it’s darker shade relative to the cream background.
The two pieces on the bottom are similar in effect to the two at the top, but they use a more complex design to show how it might look in an actual piece.
At the very bottom is a palette line, showing all of the colors that the bottom pieces used. One will find it important to note that there is only one orange value, rather than two different shades/tints.