Code (Rollover Images)

Menu: General Information

Menu: Also On

Menu: Artworks

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Contrast in Colors

You could take notice of contrast as well. Contrast is basically how much difference is there between one thing and another. When it comes to colors, this difference can be in tone, luminosity, and other attributes. And typically, we call it low contrast when there is not much and high contrast when there is.

When a piece of artwork has low contrast, the play of colors within it is more subtle. It may even prompt you to relax and become more sensitive to the moderate and gradual differences that exist in it, to savor and/or appraise them more carefully. They tend to induce serenity as the elements gently flow into and through each other. 

Alternatively, when a piece of artwork has high contrast, the play of colors within it is more striking. It jumps at you, rattles, and shakes you up, and you can hardly miss the differences when they are so impactfully obvious. They tend to provoke tension as the elements brashly impose themselves and take up their space.

Needless to say, there is a sort of charm in either. One may evoke a sort of haziness while the other a sort of alertness. One blends while the other clashes. Both compose reality and can be spotted all over.

CREDIT: AI-Generated Examples done on Leonardo.AI