Primary and Secondary Color Basics

Color light compared with color pigment

Most people are not aware that the primary colors of light are different than those of pigments (for example, paint). This is because they provide color to us in different ways.

Primary and Secondary Colors of Light (additive color)

\Primary and secondary colors of light - additive color

Primary and Secondary Colors of Pigment (subtractive color)

Primary and secondary colors of pigment - subtractive color

Important note!

For more information, read this informative Wikipedia article about the various definitions of primary colors, in particular this section about the primary colors of pigment (subtractive color).