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Colours

This page contains the bare facts about colours, including primary colours and the differences between how colours are made using paints, light, and colour printers. For more detail, click here.

The final section contains more general (i.e less scientific) questions about colours.

Paints

Primary colours in paint Click to show or hide the answer

Secondary colours (in paint) Made by mixing
Orange Click to show or hide the answer
Green Click to show or hide the answer
Purple Click to show or hide the answer

Light

Primary colours in light Click to show or hide the answer

Printing

Primary colours in printer ink Click to show or hide the answer
Fourth colour ink commonly used in colour printers (the K in CMYK) Click to show or hide the answer

Summary

Primary (light) Made from (in pigments) Primary (pigments) Made from (in light)
Red Click to show or hide the answer Cyan Click to show or hide the answer
Green Click to show or hide the answer Magenta Click to show or hide the answer
Blue Click to show or hide the answer Yellow Click to show or hide the answer

General

Named after a battle of 1859, during the Second Italian War of Independence (previously known as fuchsine, a name that was invented for a dye discovered in the same year as the battle; sometimes known as fuchsia) Click to show or hide the answer
Colour that has been a sign of royalty and extreme wealth since at least the 15th century BC, when it was used in ancient Phoenicia; obtained from a particular species of murex (sea snail), needing a quarter of a million creatures to make one ounce of dye, and literally worth its weight in gold Click to show or hide the answer

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