Tag Archives: color


a device used to measure the light wavelengths reflected from an object’s surface


“A normal human visual system is capable of distinguishing approximately 16.7 million different colors.” – page 42, Color Companion For The Digital Artist

color systems

HSB: Hue, Saturation, and Brightness

HSL: Hue, Saturation, and Lightness

HSV: Hue, Saturation, and Value

LCH: Lightness, Chroma, and Hue


a photopigment contained in the cones (the color receivers) within the retina of the human eye, which stimulates an electrochemical response to light, there are 3 different types (of rhodopsin), which absorb short, medium, and long wavelengths of light, separately

the visible spectrum

what human eyes perceive as color, we can detect light waves between 400 and 700 nanometers (nm) in length


when the same color appears different under various lighting conditions