Colour

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Pigment Colours - Classification {Used in fine arts and drawings and mainly used for physical works}

Color (American English) or colour (Commonwealth English) is a property of light as seen by people. In Commonwealth English, it is spelled “colour” (notice the “U”), while in American English it is “color” (no “U”).

The following are the most common color names:

Additive colour mixing {Used in computer screening and graphics and mostly used for digital purposes}
Subtractive colour mixing {Used in computer screening and graphics and mostly used for digital purposes}

"Primary colours" can be mixed to make other colors. Red, yellow, and blue are the three traditional primary colors. The primary colors for television screens and computer monitors are red, green and blue. Printers and paints use magenta, yellow, and cyan as their primary colors; they may also use black. Sometimes this set of colours is simply called red, yellow, and blue.

People who can not see colors or have a distorted sense of color are called colour blind. Most colour blind people are male.

Colors are sometimes added to food. Food coloring is used to color food, but some foods have natural colorings, like beta carotene.

When something has no color, it is transparent. An example is air.

The science of color is sometimes called chromatics, colorimetry, or simply colour science.

A translucent material is not the same as a colorless material because it can still have a color, like stained glass.

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  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Pink
  • Brown
  • Black
  • Gray
  • White
  • References[change | change source]