Additive Color

Additive Color

Author: Nancy Esslinger

In this lesson, you will learn how to recognize and explain additive color and its uses in visual communications.

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Notes on "Additive Color"


Eye, wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HazelEyesS.JPG

Colorful birds, wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pair_of_Merops_apiaster_feeding.jpg

Image of Old TV with CRT, wikipedia, Creative Commons

Image of Old Computer Monitor with CRT Screen


Image of Modern Computer Screen, wikipedia, Creative Commons

Image of Modern Computer Screen, wikipedia, Creative Commons

Hexadecimal HTML Color Name Chart #1, wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexadecimal_color#X11_color_names

Hexadecimal HTML Color Name Chart #2, wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexadecimal_color#HTML_color_names

Terms to Know
Additive Color Process

the mixing of color with light; additive color is seen when light is projected.


cathode ray tube, name for the display found on older traditional computer monitors and television sets; CRTs use the additive primaries, RGB, to produce color.

Hexadecimal Color 

the color system used to describe web pages, defined by the base 16 notational system; Combinations of the numerals from 0 through 9 and letters from A though F are assigned to each color in this system.