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Stuck on SASS Color Palette Challenge Task 2

Challenge 2 of 3 Set a variable "$complement" to be the complement of the standard red.

my answer:

$text-color: #FF0000; $complement: complement($text-color);

a { color: lighten($text-color, 5%);


i got this:

Bummer! You need to get the complement of the CSS color red.

what i'm doing wrong?


9 Answers

This is probably redundant, but here is what I did.

$text-color: red; $complement: complement(red);

a { color: lighten($text-color, 5%); }

Ginelle Sutherland
Ginelle Sutherland
12,807 Points

The answer is simple this ~ $complement: complement (red);

It took me a while to get it too :)

Correct Answer is:

$text-color: red; $lighter-red: lighten($text-color, 5%); $complement: complement(red);

a { color: $lighter-red; }

Tom Bedford
Tom Bedford
15,645 Points

It may be being picky as you wrote out the hex value rather than "red".

Or, if you are meant to complement red specifically rather than the already set $text-colour (even though that is also red).

Thank you guys !

You're welcome! Glad I could help! =)

ellie adam
ellie adam
26,377 Points

$complement: complement (red);

Jean-Pierre Robak
Jean-Pierre Robak
5,288 Points

if for arguments sake i also assigned $text-color as red, then why does $complement: complement($text-color); not work, why do you HAVE to use $complement: complement(red); ? I'm very confused...