Color

United States
March 15, 2007 10:57am CST
Is the color Black the absence of all colors or, does it have all the colors in it?
4 responses
@mbcousins (116)
• United States
7 Feb 08
Black is black...I want my baby back....Boy !! Your mind is werkin Marilyn....Makes ya think about the properties of white and black.....dunno....
• United States
9 Feb 08
Too funny! :o) Thank you...........
@owlwings (41460)
• Cambridge, England
7 Feb 08
If you define colour as the particular frequencies of light reaching the eye, then black is a total absence of light and a black object absorbs all the light that hits it. Black paint is the 'colour' of paint that absorbs all light, so it must contain all the colours, in a sense. The problem is that we use the word colour to define two different things, really. Green paint, for example absorbs all colours except green light, which it reflects, so we call the paint green (when it is really the light that it reflects that is green). Every child knows, however that if you mix red, blue and yellow paint you get a (kind of) black but if you mix red, blue and yellow light you get white (more or less).
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• United States
9 Feb 08
Thanks! I think I understand! :o)
@arsonizta (946)
• Philippines
23 May 07
Black is the absence of color and white has all the colors in it. I think.
• United States
7 Feb 08
Thank you for responding! :o)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I believe its the absence of color personally. i think if all the colors were in one spot, excluding black as a color, we would end up with a weird brown color
• United States
7 Feb 08
Thanks for the comment, sorry it took me so long to get back to thank you. :o)