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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNF Color Theory: The Bezold Effect

The Bezold Effect is based on repeating patterns of colors in which only one color is changed, but by changing the one color, the pattern/picture looks different from the original one, perhaps like a different pattern.

I found this difficult to do, but came up with this:


In these two pictures all colors are the same in each picture except for the green and orange. While the patterns are the same, the color values shift quite a bit.

The gray dots in the corners are the same value in both pictures, yet look as if the ones on the orange are darker gray than those on the green. The inner gray circles are a darker value of gray than the outer gray circles. The ones on the orange almost look brown and darker than the ones on the green.

The blue circles in both paintings are the exact same hue, but the ones on the orange appear to be a darker value than the ones on the green.

Do these look different enough from each other to register as two different patterns?
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