What is color?
Color is formed by the light spectrum. When light shines on an object, the color we see is determined by how the light is absorbed or reflected by it.
There are two kinds of color.
Subtractive color (left) is the color of pigment — used in paint, dyes and printing inks. Its primaries are cyan blue (C), magenta red (M) and yellow (Y). When two primaries are mixed, they form a secondary color. When all three primaries are mixed, they make black.
Additive color is the color you see on a computer monitor, a TV screen or in stage lighting. Its primary colors are red, green and blue (RGB). When added together, they make white.
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