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Why do objects have colors?

Objects appear different colours because they absorb some colours (wavelengths) and reflected or transmit other colours. The colours we see are the wavelengths that are reflected or transmitted. White objects appear white because they reflect all colours. Black objects absorb all colours so no light is reflected.

Why is the color of apple red and leaves green?

Some are yellow, pink, or green. Red apples get their color from anthocyanins. These are pigments, or natural colorings, that develop as the apple grows. When we look at a red apple, it’s absorbing colors from the sunlight.

Why does the leaf look green?

So, plants and their leaves look green because the “special pair” of chlorophyll molecules uses the red end of the visible light spectrum to power reactions inside each cell. The unused green light is reflected from the leaf and we see that light.

Why does the yellow book appear red?

Because yellow light is a mixture of red and green light, yellow will also reflect red and green light. This means that a yellow object will appear red under red light, and green under green light.

What color light does yellow absorb?

The color of light absorbed by a pigment is merely the complementary color of that pigment. Thus, pure blue pigments absorb yellow light (which can be thought of as a combination of red and green light). Pure yellow pigments absorb blue light.

What colors do red and GREY make?

Grey and red mixed gives tones of red from pink at the lightest through blush, blood, garnet to wine at the darkest. The middle colours tend to be quite muddy/brownish when mixed using paint.

Does red and GREY go?

Any and all shades of grey will go with red Adding a silver, grey rug to your space will really make your red pop, as Jasmine says, “Any shade of grey complements the colour red very nicely and really allows the colour red to come alive.”