The Color Green

(Vere, Stein Atle. ©2011. “Comment: The Color Green”. brakha.blogspot.com.)

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True Color Chart

When was the last time I saw green?

The deep brilliant glow of true green?

The emerald from the realm of ideas?

Search among the dusky yellow-green of plants, the muddy “grayed-out” cyan of magazines or food packages, the garish yellowish green becoming cyan pallor on the computer screen ...

Few ever see green.

Computers would have one believe brilliant true green is either grass green or else baby blue.

 (©2011. York University. http://www.yorku.ca/eye/spectrum.gif, 2011.)

See the picture of a spectrum above, yellowy limes and smoggy skies. But true green is the color that you cant see.

(Hank Wang. Public domain 2006. Gamut. wikipedia.com, 2011.)

A chart of the visible spectrum that can track the primary colors of light: Red, Green, and Blue. These mix to form White (or gray if the illumination is dim). The shaded area is all the colors that are missing from a typical computer screen. Notice how almost all the greens are missing, and how yellowish the green is that a screen can show. Even the red is closer to orange than true red, and appears as the same color as the orange-red 'vermilion' pigment.

Because the screen green is quite yellow, its yellowness neutralizes (“grays out” or whitens) the blue. Thus instead of producing brilliant greens it creates pale blue (“cyan”) and gray instead of true green.

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True Color Chart