Chromatic induction

opponent color or complementary color process?

Ralph W. Pridmore

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In present convention, chromatic induction (simultaneous and successive contrast) is usually held to be an opponent color process. Fifty years ago, it was an accepted complementary color process. The latter was never disputed yet apparently overlooked, and is here shown to be the more accurate account by inspecting afterimages and published data on simultaneous and successive hue induction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-87
Number of pages11
JournalColor Research and Application
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • color appearance
  • chromatic induction

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