Next time you have a moment, focus on a color combination you love and try to imagine the perfect compliment. Easier said than done. A compliment by definition is a polite expression of praise or admiration. What this means is that a color that compliments or praises how another color looks and feels. Whether it’s creating harmony without monotony, or contrast without conflict, a compliment is not meant to flatter the obvious but to simply to state the obvious by creating an atmosphere of admiration.