Color on the Web
How We See Color
Light and Color
The Code
Base 16 or
The Hexidecimal Number System

Exercises in Base 16
Dark and Light Values
Color Quiz
Experiment with Color



Do you remember learning about primary colors? You probably learned that they are red, yellow and blue. That’s because, simply put, when we paint we create color by mixing various amounts of red, yellow and blue, to get the colors that we want. For example: we mix red and yellow, and get orange. If we add a little more yellow, then we get a yellow orange. But, what actually gives an object (or paint) its color?

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