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Color Theory

What is color?

The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the objects reflects or emits light.One, or any mixture, of the constituents into which light can be separated in a spectrum or rainbow.

White light

The reflection of all wavelengths of visible electromagnetic radiation.

Visible spectrum

Light waves that fall within wavelengths that the human eye is capable of seeing.microwaves, UV rays, gamma rays, X rays, sound waves, radio- outside the visible spectrum

Electromagnetic spectrum

Additive colors

redgreenblue

Subtractive colors

yellowmagentacyan

Combining subtractive colors

combining any two subtractive creates an additive colormagenta+yellow=redcyan+yellow=greenmagenta+cyan=bluecombining all subtractive colors eliminates color creating neutral densitymagenta+yellow+cyan=gray

Compliment colors

as additive and subtractive color that combine to create neutral densityred+cyan=neutral densitygreen+magenta=neutral densityblue+yellow=neutral

Compliment colors acrynoms

R(ed)

C(ar)

B(lue)

Y(ellow)

G(reen)

M(agenta)

Color combination

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