Color Spectrum Wheel Wavelength
This page is toward color theory about colors of light matching colors of pigment and colored crystals.
Color spectrum wheel wavelength. Electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength of over 750 nm is called infra red and radiation under 350 nm is ultra violet. On the hsv color wheel the complement of blue is yellow. A shade is a hue to which black has been added. That is a color corresponding to an equal mixture of red and green light.
This page presents my own color wheels the result of considerable study. When white light passes through or is reflected by a colored substance a characteristic portion of the mixed wavelengths is absorbed. Blue is a color the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 440 490 nm. For example red black burgundy.
Simply put tints tones and shades are variations of hues or colors on the color wheela tint is a hue to which white has been added. This darkens the original hue while making the color appear. Finally a tone is a color to which black and white or grey have been added. An artists color wheel.
It is considered one of the additive primary colors. Color american english or colour commonwealth english is the characteristic of human visual perception described through color categories with names such as red orange yellow green blue or purplethis perception of color derives from the stimulation of cone cells in the human eye by electromagnetic radiation in the visible spectrumcolor categories and physical specifications of. The first six pages have examined the fundamental aspects of color perception the trichromatic mechanism the three colormaking attributes that describe color sensations the geometry of color including the hue circle opponent functions and response compression the many basic forms of color and the complex effects of context contrast adaptation and finally the. For example red white pink.
The remaining light will then assume the complementary color to the wavelengths absorbed. Some sources use the terms color wheel and color circle interchangeably. Each color on the spectrum can vary in saturation lightness and darkness and its estimated that a human eye can distinguis about 10 million color variations. In this course all about color are crystals and their element composite make up plus the colors wavelength characteristics because they influenced this pigment to light real color wheel.
An earlier page described several modern color models including the latest cie color difference and color appearance models and a later page explained how the hue circle from any color model can be used to create an artists color wheel.