Friday, December 4, 2009

What is Color ?

Text from Benjamin Moore...

Defining Color

The perception of color is a phenomenon of light - a form of energy with its own frequency and wavelength. Shine a light through a prism and you'll see it divide into six color families: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.White light is the combination of all colors, while black is the absence of all colors.We perceive color due to the pigments in a given object. A blue pillow appears blue to our eyes because the pigment in the pillow is absorbing all the colors of the light except for the color blue reflecting back to us.

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