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I've always wondered what two colors mixed together in the appropriate proportion would produce white... titanium white and zinc white??  
All the pigments mentioned are white, mixing them will give you a white pigment.
Quote from: Bored chemist on 31/05/2009 18:54:20All the pigments mentioned are white, mixing them will give you a white pigment.If the two 'white' pigments were mixed, each one would absorb a bit more than the other, in some part of the spectrum. The result would be a lower luminance. That's grey, in my book, even if it's a very light grey. Greyer than either 'white'.Jeez - why does my ignorant spell check want to spell it GRAY?
Is there any scientific reason we see complementary colors and think they go very well together?
Quote from: Emilio Romero on 27/05/2009 14:45:22Is there any scientific reason we see complementary colors and think they go very well together?I don't know the answer but I would hazard a guess that it has to do with the visual contrast. Consider even in terms of light and dark we tend to prefer a mixture, eg dark trousers, light shirt for a more formal occasion, or a dark shirt/T-shirt with light white/beige trousers for a pleasing informal attire. Light shirt and light trousers looks rather 'wishy washy' and naff.When analysed into red/green/blue (long/med/short) channels, 'complementary' colours will tend to have high contrast in each channel.I've no doubt you can find exceptions to this, but I reckon contrast has a lot to do with it.