How do you create contrast?

Use harmonizing, complementary, and opposite colors to create contrast. When you contrast colors, be careful with the value. Harmonizing colors (colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel) can appear washed out if there’s not enough difference in value between them.

What is the design principle of contrast?

As a principle of art, contrast refers to the arrangement of opposite elements and effects. For example, light and dark colors, smooth and rough textures, large and small shapes. Contrast can be used to create variety, visual interest, and drama in an artwork.

Why is contrast important in design?

Contrast helps organize your design and establish a hierarchy—which simply shows which parts of your design are most important (and signals viewers to focus on those). But more than emphasizing the focal point of your design, good use of contrast adds visual interest.

What are the two basic purposes of using contrast in your designs?

In graphic design, contrast refers to the presentation of two elements of the design in opposite ways. Contrast is very useful for creating a focal point, or a spot to which your eye is naturally drawn, as well as giving objects greater visual weight and balancing the image.