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Understanding color
Color, as such, doesn’t exist! Color is the sensation transmitted to the brain by the eye and is the result of the perception of what we are able to see.
Seeing colors requires the unity of three elements:
•    A bright source. Without light there is no color.
•    An object to receive the luminous radiation and which, by its very nature, reflects more or less certain rays of light that are sensitive to the eye.
•    The eye-brain visual cortex which takes in the ambient light output and which is returned by the object
Seeing colors involves breaking down incidental light into three components: blue, green and red to which the cones lining the back our retinas are sensitive.
The recombination of different signals received by the brain (the amount of red, green and blue light) creates a feeling of color.
Color is therefore a sensation closely tied to light (and inherently) to matter (surface texture and the kind of finish selected).


The Characteristics of Color


The Values of Color

Color values: level of hues
Light hues: these can range from pastel hues to tinted white
Medium hues: greater than pastels, these are generally fresh colors (without black) or shaded (with a touch of black)
Dark hues: strong, perhaps very strong, these hues have an absence of white





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