Colour and Perception

Colour and perception; no it is not the name of the latest US television cop show import but more a statement about something we take for granted every day.

A very clever man (this same man was also reportedly hit on the head by a falling apple, leading to famous scientific theoretical developments in gravity!) discovered in 1666 that when pure light passes through a prism it is separated into the colour spectrum we know of today. As far as we are aware, though, he didn’t write the easy to remember rhyme, ‘Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain’ (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet). By mixing them together these base colours can be used for the creation of every other colour we know. Colour is just the perception of what the eye relays to the brain. Continue reading Colour and Perception