Accidental Colour


Accidental Colour
ACCIDENTAL COLOUR
The name given to that colour which an object appears to have when seen by the eye, which at the time is strongly affected by some particular colour; thus, if we look for a short time upon any bright object, such as a wafer on a sheet of paper, and then direct the eye to another part of the paper, a similar wafer will be seen, but of a different colour, and this will always be what is called its "Complementary" or "Accidental" colour; thus, if the wafer be blue, the imaginary spot will be orange; if red, it will be changed into green; yellow, it will appear purple.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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