- When small areas of color are interspersed, an assimilation effect
called the von Bezold Spreading Effect
(similar to spacial color mixing) is achieved. The opposite effect
is observed when large areas of color are placed adjacent to each
other, resulting in Color Contrast.
- Click and drag on the applet to move an array of red squares around
the pattern. Use the red squares to cover the blue squares, then the
yellow squares. What happens to the color of the red squares? Does
it take on the adjacent square's color or its complement?