The color magenta, which is a primary color according to Goethe's theory of color subtraction, is produced when blue and red are combined. This theory works on the principle that the components of white light can be subtracted by the secondary colors to create other colors. However, black color is produced when the secondary colors subtract all the components of white light.Continue Reading
Newton's theory of color is based on the principle of color addition, unlike Goethe's theory, which is based on the principle of color subtraction. Newton's theory led to the conclusion that blue, red and green colors are the primary colors, and are known as the additive primary colors while Goethe's theory led to the conclusion that cyan, yellow and magenta colors are the primary colors that are known as subtractive primary colors.
The application of these two theories of color is very common. In media production the sources of color that are used by the color print are based on the principle of color subtraction as the ambient light illuminates the paper. On the other hand, color sources that have an independent illumination, such as a computer monitor, are based on the principle of color addition.Learn more about Colors
In theory, mixing all colors in equal proportions would produce black, using the subtractive method of color combination. In the additive method, the same approach produces white.Full Answer >
As one of the primary colors, red can only be mixed by combining magenta and yellow paint, dye or ink. Along with red, other primary colors include green and blue.Full Answer >
For the additive set of primary colors, mixing red and blue makes magenta, blue and green make cyan, and green and red make yellow. For the subtractive set of primary colors, mixing together magenta and yellow makes red, yellow and cyan makes green, and cyan and magenta makes blue.Full Answer >
Color theory is a collective body of facts and practical guidance on the origin and formation of color and its uses. A central component of color theory is the color wheel and the three primary colors of red, blue and yellow, from which all other colors originate.Full Answer >