16th: Complimentary colours – For instance, Red & Green, Purple & Yellow, Blue & Orange
Originally I thought I would do some red and green colour combination for today's post, it is a classic and Christmas is coming up. But then I did some research on colour theory and complementary colours, and I discovered thanks to the Wikipedia page that the combinations listed above are the traditional RYB colour model of complementary colour theory. However, according to modern colour theory, a complementary colour should produce a grey-scale colour like white or black when combined, and create the strongest contrast when next to each other. The colour pairings in the traditional system do not fit this definition, as they produce brown when mixed. According the modern colour theory, the complementary pairs are red–cyan, green–magenta, and blue–yellow.
Wow, the things you learn for MoFo! Anyway, this worked great for me as I had recently seen a lovely yellow cornmeal and blue blueberry dish in Color Me Vegan, which fit the bill perfectly!
Cornmeal Blueberry Porridge (Sautauthig) is a dish that originated with Native Americans. In a more modern form, it is a polenta porridge (cooked with oat milk and water), sweetened with maple syrup, and then with blueberries mixed through. I made a third of the recipe (which said it serves 6-8 in full form), and I had one very filling breakfast!
What is your favourite colour pairing?
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post
Sahara loves to sleep everywhere. No bed or chair is safe from her attention. She particularly likes to have as much underneath her as possible, so if I leave anything lying on the bed (like my PJs), she will definitely choose that spot to sleep!