Additive Color FAQs:


Q: Is a Additive Color color created by mixing a number of different light colors?

A: Yes, and with shades of red, green, and blue being the most common primary colors used in additive color system.

Q: Are Additive Colors often counterintuitive for people accustomed to the subtractive color system of pigments?

A: Yes, and dyes, inks and other substances that present color to the eye by reflection rather than emission.

Q: Is a Additive Color in contrast to subtractive color?

A: Yes, and in which colors are created by subtracting parts of the spectrum of light present in ordinary white light, by means of colored pigments or dyes, such as those in paints, inks, and the three dye layers in typical color photographs on film.

Q: Is an Additive Color motivated by the Young–Helmholtz theory of trichromatic color vision?

A: Yes, and which was articulated around 1850 by Hermann von Helmholtz, based on earlier work by Thomas Young.

Q: Is a Additive Color a result of the way the eye detects color?

A: Yes, and is not a property of light.