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Harald Markus Wirth

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Color Mixing for Web Design


Some people find it difficult to create colors with RGB values. This article tries to help your intuition take off.

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  1. What Is Color
  2. Color Mixing
  3. Ideas

What Is Color

Diagram showing the EM spectrum and the portion, visible light takes
violet668–789 THz380–450 nm
blue631–668 THz450–475 nm
cyan606–630 THz476–495 nm
green526–606 THz495–570 nm
yellow508–526 THz570–590 nm
orange484–508 THz590–620 nm
red400–484 THz620–750 nm

Writing some fill text here for getting the UL list a bit down without adding bogus elements to that list. Well, I guess this should do.

Apparently this was not enough fill text to make everything move down as far as I was hoping.

Color Mixing

There are two types of color mixing: Additive and Subtractive. In both cases there are three primary colors, three secondary colors (colors made from 2 of the three primary colors in equal amounts), and one tertiary color made from all three primary colors.


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