Just to say - that the choice of RGB and CMYB is to some extent arbitrary. And three primary colours aren't enough to give all the colours we see. That's because colour space is curved, and three primary colours can only define a triangular subs...
A set of primary colors is, most tangibly, a set of real colorants or colored lights that can be combined in varying amounts to produce a gamut of colors. This is the essential method used in applications that are intended to elicit the perception of diverse sets of color, e.g. electronic displays, color printing, and paintings.
Secondary colors result when two primary colors are mixed together; they include orange, green and purple. Tertiary colors are created when a primary color is mixed with a secondary color. Examples of tertiary colors are blue-green, red-orange and yellow-green. Continuing to mix colors together provides an endless mix of possible hues.
The primary colors of one system create the secondary colors of the other. The primary colors for light are, as you stated RGB that mix to the secondary colors CYM. The primary colors for pigment, CYM, mix to create the secondary colors RGB. It is the same color wheel but the primary colors are reversed. You can read more about this in this post.
However, these colors cannot be mixed together to create as many different colors as red, green and blue, due to the way in which human vision works. The printing industry uses a subtractive model of color in which cyan, magenta and yellow are the three primary colors. When these three colors are mixed together, the result is black.
What are the primary colors? NOT red, blue, and yellow. In this workshop, we explore the physics behind the primary colors of paint used in color subtraction and the primary colors of light used in color addition. Looking for something specific? Type keywords into the search bar to locate resources you could use.
No colors can make primary colors. There are two sets of primary colors for mixing different kinds of color. For mixing colored lights together, the primary colors are red, green, and blue.
Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics is a 1996 book by columnist Joe Klein – published anonymously – about the presidential campaign of a southern governor. It is a roman à clef (a work of fiction based on real people and events) about Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign in 1992. It was adapted as a film of the same name in 1998.
If you ask me what the primary colours are, I'd say Red, Green, Blue. They are often shown on TVs and Computer Screens. Ask any artist, I've just had a conversation with one, and they will insist they are Red, Yellow, Blue - after all, you have to mix blue and yellow to get green.