Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology

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Simultaneous color contrast

  • A. Soranzo
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_268-2


Simultaneous color contrast is the condition whereby two surfaces with the same spectral composition are perceived to have a different color when they are placed against different chromatic backgrounds (see Fig. 1).


Contrast Effect Sensitive Receptor Surface Color Gray Region Perceptual Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Development and SocietySheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK