Complementary colors are colors across from one another in the color wheel. Artists would sometimes put these colors next to each other.  Notice what happens when they pair these colors.

Yellow & Violet

Can you imagine wearing yellow pants and a violet shirt?

How did the artist use violet and yellow next to each other? Does the yellow look brighter?

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Detail: Claude Monet, French (1840-1926). Water Lilies, ca. 1915-1926. Oil on canvas. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 57-26.