Color FAQs:


Q: Is color associated with objects through the wavelength of the light that is reflected from them?

A: Yes.

Q: Is color light created by mixing together light of two or more different colors?

A: Yes.

Q: Is color responsible for the blues and greens of the feathers of many birds?

A: Yes, as well as certain butterfly wings and beetle shells.

Q: Are colors the achromatic colors and colors such as pink?

A: Yes, and tan, and magenta.

Q: Is color sometimes called chromatics?

A: Yes, and colorimetry, or simply color science.

Q: Are colors based upon the varying sensitivity of different cells in the retina to light of different wavelengths?

A: Yes.

Q: Are colors colors caused by interference effects rather than by pigments?

A: Yes.

Q: Is color then further conditioned by the nature of the ambient illumination?

A: Yes, and by the color properties of other objects nearby, and via other characteristics of the perceiving eye and brain.

Q: Is color internationally agreed upon and published in the CIE Lighting Vocabulary?

A: Yes.

Q: Are colors iridescence?

A: Yes.

Q: Is color studied in the field of thin-film optics?

A: Yes.