Exercise: Mixing greys -anachromatic scale

mixing-greysWell it’s clear to me (even if not very clear from the photo above) that the black end of the scale is making the grey of the scrap of paper look darker and at the white end of the scale, it looks lighter.

This effect goes some way to explaining why it can be so difficult to match up colours  when decorating the house. The light and surrounding colours all influence what we see… and we all see differently.

I lost my colour vision for six weeks some years back… thankfully the problem has not recurred as the world is much more attractive in colour I can assure you!


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