Seeing colour

About seeing colour
  • When an observer asks themselves what colour something is, they might refer to:
    • Spectral colours and use names commonly associated with rainbows (ROYGBV)
    • An extended vocabulary of colour names such as dark red, vermilion, golden yellow, lemon yellow, pale yellow, greenish-yellow, chartreuse, leaf green or light green.
    • A specific colour model such as RGB, CMYK or HSB
    • A family of colours such as warm or cool colours
    • Tints or shades of colours
    • A palette of colours they have selected or are working with.