What does contrast mean?
A contrast is a marked difference. "...in stark contrast to the luxury they formerly enjoyed."
2. juxtaposition of different things: an effect created by placing or arranging very different things such as colors, shades, or textures next to each other. "These poems have a mature voice when contrasted with her earlier work."
3. degree of lightness and darkness: the difference, or
the use of differences, between the lightest and the darkest parts
of something, e.g. to create a special effect in a painting,
photograph, or television image