color exist you may ask? Some might say that color exists in the
surface of objects or the texture of things. Well whatever you may
think, let me tell you what the real answer is. Color exists in the
eye of the beholder. Color is generated behind your eye and in the
brain of each individual. Perhaps it is one millionth of a bit
different in each person, but generally the color that we see, is
dependant upon our eyes.
Color has a
couple important aspects or features to it. There is the physical
aspect of color as well as the psychological effect. We could also
include the emotional or historical affect of color on us but for now
we will just focus on the first two.
aspect of color regards the perception and physics, while the
psychological aspect regards the way in which we think about color
and the role it plays on our minds. Color
is defined as a component of light. This is an interesting fact when
we think about it. Color is defined according to light. In a way this
makes a lot of sense.
If there is no
light, there is no color, but only blackness. For those that are
saying, well black is a color is it not? No, black is not a color.
Black is the absence of color and is a shade. Depending on how much
light is taken into our eyes and the amount of tone, shading, or
tint, we will see a variety of color. This variety of color has
millions of different shades.
three primary colors of light. These colors are red,
These three colors are the basis upon which every single other color
is formed. This is accomplished by mixing the red, green, and blue
together. Other colors that we know well such as yellow, violet, and
orange can be accomplished by mixing these primaries.
how we see color it is important to understand that some surfaces
refract or absorb certain colors better than other surfaces do. If
you are wearing a red shirt, the reason we see your shirt as a red
color is because that is the only color the shirt does not absorb.
The red shirt is absorbing all the green and blue wavelengths. This
is why the shirt is a red one. Does this make sense to you? Black
reflects no light and this is why we see black. The same goes for
nighttime. If there is no sunlight, there is no color.