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  Primary color - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Primary colors may themselves be mixed to produce most of the colors in a given color space: mixing two primary colors produces what is generally called a secondary color, mixing a secondary with a primary produces what is sometimes called a tertiary color.
Primary colors are not a physical but rather a biological concept, based on the physiological response of the human eye to light.
The color space that is generated is called the RGB ("red, green, blue") color space.
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 Red - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was once considered to be a subtractive primary color, and is still sometimes described as such in non-scientific literature; however, the colors cyan, magenta and yellow are now known to be closer to the true subtractive primary colors detected by the eye, and are used in modern color printing.
Red is the color of the passion (emotion), romance and sex, (because of its association with blood, which is responsible for arousal) thus the red of a Valentine heart and of a "red-light district".
In the history of Japan red is the color of military flags used by the Heike (or Taira) clan and of the Genji (or Minamoto) clan, two clans that struggled for power at the close of the Heian era, in the late 12th century.
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 ipedia.com: Primary color Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A primary color is a color that cannot be created by mixing other colors in the gamut of a given color space.
Because of the response curves of the three different color receptors in the human eye, these colors are optimal in the sense that the largest range of colors visible by humans can be generated by mixing light of those colors.
Media that use reflected light and therefore subtractive color mixing (like ink on paper) use the subtractive primaries yellow, cyan, (often called "blue", though this is a different hue from the usual additive blue primary), and magenta (likewise sometimes called "red").
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 The Artist's Toolkit: Encyclopedia: Color | Minneapolis Institute of Arts
White light is the presence of all color - fl is the absence of reflected light and therefore the absence of color.
The primary colors, red, yellow and blue, are the main colors used in this painting.
Two primary colors can be mixed to create a secondary color: orange (from red and yellow), green (from yellow and blue), or violet (from blue and red).
www.artsconnected.org /toolkit/encyc_colorwheel.html   (301 words)

There are also color receptors (cones) that are particularly sensitive to the other primary colors of light.
When the three primary colors of light are mixed, the intensities of the colored light is being added.
The primary colors for mixing paints, inks, and dyes, are not the same as for mixing light.
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 Design Notes: Color Wheel
These primary colors are all bright and since they are equally spaced around the color wheel a more complete set of colors can be mixed using them.
The secondary colors are named red, green and blue and are the primary colors of the additive or light color theory (called RGB colors).
Color can not be used as a background because it would effect the colors in the color wheel too much.
daphne.palomar.edu /design/cwheel.html   (1464 words)

 The Physics Classroom
Color perception, like sound perception, is a complex subject involving the disciplines of psychology, physiology, biology, chemistry and physics.
The addition of the primary colors of light was demonstrated in class using a light box.
The result of adding two primary colors of light was easily seen by viewing the overlap of the two or more circles of primary light.
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 Color Theory: a brief tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Also note the triangular positioning of the primary colors on the color wheel, and how the secondary colors are next to them.
Primary colors are useful for designs or art that needs to have a sense of urgency.
Primary colors are the most vivid colors when placed next to eachother, which is why you'll notice that most fast food joints use primary colors in their logos, as it evokes speed.
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 Color Subtraction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The color of light absorbed by a pigment is merely the complementary color of that pigment.
The color absorbed by a primary color of paint is the complementary color of that paint.
The process of color subtraction is a useful means of predicted the ultimate color of an object if the color of the incident light and the pigments are known.
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 Sanford & A Lifetime of Color: Study Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Primary, secondary, and intermediate colors are organized on a circular chart.
Color wheels are based on color theory, which is based on the physics of light.
Subtractive color refers to the mixing of colors of pigment, such as paint or the ink in your computer's printer.
www.sanford-artedventures.com /study/g_color_wheel.html   (228 words)

On a color wheel, each secondary color is between the primary colors that are used to make it.
Intermediate, or tertiary, colors are made by mixing a primary color with a secondary color that is next to it.
color - color, effect produced on the eye and its associated nerves by light waves of different wavelength...
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 handprint : do "primary" colors exist?
For painters, a primary color was a pigment color.
Nearly a century of research was necessary to confirm the existence of these color receptors in the retina by microscopic dissection of retinas in 1828, the isolation of the rod's photopigment (visual purple) in 1877, and detailed color mixing experiments in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Color matching data, repeated and varied across hundreds of different color samples and viewing situations for both normal and color deficient viewers, and archived in the color vision literature with light sensitivity and hue cancellation data, represent the ultimate sacred texts of color research.
www.handprint.com /HP/WCL/color6.html   (13307 words)

 Logo Design Article - Color Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Traditionally colors are represented on a wheel of 12 colors: three primary colors, three secondary colors (created by mixing primary colors), and six tertiary colors (created by mixing the primary and secondary colors).
For all computer-based color, a wheel based on the RGB model is used; this encompasses the CMY model as well since cyan, magenta, and yellow are the secondary colors for red, green, and blue.
Adding a complementary color to a color on the canvas is the traditional technique for making shadows, as well as for choosing a balance of color overall, so that the eye does not tire from an overuse of red, for example.
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 Color Matters - Design-Art
A color circle, based on red, yellow and blue, is traditional in the field of art.
In traditional color theory, these are the 3 pigment colors that can not be mixed or formed by any combination of other colors.
Analogous colors are any three colors which are side by side on a 12 part color wheel, such as yellow-green, yellow, and yellow-orange.
www.colormatters.com /colortheory.html   (609 words)

The Color Cube is a conceptual organization of all colors in the visible spectrum into the space of a cube.
The line-up of colors from one cube point to the next is often referred to as a "color ramp" since the colors along the way phase gradually from one color to another.
When the mix diverges away from primary colors, the result is lighter, darker, or grayer, and the color appears to be somewhere in between the primary colors.
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 PR1MARY COLOR - Home Page
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 COLOR THEORY-SUBTRACTIVE COLOR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A colorant that absorbs one wavelength band has the combined color of the other two; it is the complement of the color it subtracts from white light.
The complementary colors are the control colors of subtractive color synthesis; thus, the dyes in color filters and emulsions, and the inks (process colors) used in photomechanical reproduction are cyan, magenta, and yellow.
The complementary colors permit subtractive control of each of the three primaries individually; like additive synthesis, this corresponds with the three-color theory of vision.
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The Primary colors of red, yellow, and blue are shown as rectangles and are connected by a solid line triangle.
The Secondary colors, orange, green, and violet are circles and are connected by a dotted line triangle.
The intermediate colors are placed between the primary and secondary colors, indicating which colors are mixed together to make them.
www.mpsaz.org /arts/elements/color/color.html   (389 words)

The secondary color green is formed from a mix of the primaries blue and yellow, for example.
That, of course, means that any future primary color discoveries will probably bear the name of their discoverers.
Each of these companies claims to be the best-equipped entity to mass-distribute squant concentrate to all other color users in controlled and measured increments, which will minimize the potential outbreak of panic or insanity among isolated segments of the public who still may not be aware of the discovery of squant.
www.negativland.com /squant/story.html   (1260 words)

 Some Thoughts on Color: Working with a Split Primary Color Palette | Daniel Smith Art Supplies
Primary Colors are those hues that cannot be mixed from any other colors-- red, yellow, and blue.
The warmest color is red-orange and the coolest color is blue-green.
Using a split primary palette, you will be working with a warm and a cool of each primary color.
www.danielsmith.com /learn/inksmith/200601a   (1534 words)

 primary color. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
A color belonging to any of three groups each of which is regarded as generating all colors, with the groups being: a.
Lights of red, green, and blue wavelengths may be mixed to produce all colors.
All colors may be subjectively conceived as mixtures of these.
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 Split-Primary Color-Mixing and Color Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The trick is in choosing the right colors and then combining them correctly to get the optimum result.
To mix earth colors you simply cross over the lines to lower the intensity of the mixture or add Burnt Sienna to your mixtures.
You may also go to the opposite side of the wheel from the color you are mixing and use its complement to modify the color.
www.nitaleland.com /articles/split.htm   (464 words)

 Primary Color Wordbook @ OurLocalColor.com (Our Local Color)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Primary Color Wordbook @ OurLocalColor.com (Our Local Color)
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 Early Childhood Lesson: Primary Color Mixing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
White paper or paper plate, primary colors tempera paint in bottles, Handi-Wrap.
I put the primary colors on the student's paper in little puddles, about the size of a half dollar.
The students will then mix the colors together with their fingers on top of the Handi-wrap, like finger painting without the mess!
www.princetonol.com /groups/iad/lessons/early/early8.html   (154 words)

 Amazon.com: Primary Color Puzzle Bookcase: Baby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
You won't puzzle over where to put all of your child's toys and gadgets when you have this puzzle bookcase.
The fun, puzzle piece-inspired design and bright primary colors add a creative touch to any room.
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