Subjective experience of colour

About the subjective experience of colour
  • The perception of colour is a highly subjective experience.
  • Several factors determine the specific colour an observer sees, including:
    • The environment in which colours are observed, the type of object, and colour associations.
    • The colour of nearby objects.
    • Well-being, including health, medications, mood, emotions, or fatigue, can all affect the eyes, vision, and perceptions of an observer.
  • Different observers may see colour differently because of life experience including educational, social and cultural factors.
  • The term observer has distinct and different meanings within the fields of special relativity, general relativity, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and information theory.