Black is the color that absorbs the most heat among all the colors in the spectrum. Black objects absorb all wavelengths of light and reflect none of them. Absorbed light is converted to heat.
According to the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) ScienceLine, an object's color represents the wavelengths of light that the object reflects. For example, white objects reflect all wavelengths of light, red objects reflect red wavelengths, and black objects absorb all wavelengths and reflect none. Light energy can be converted into heat energy. Because white objects reflect all light, they do not have as much energy to convert to heat as black objects; therefore light-colored objects are typically cooler than darker objects. To demonstrate heat absorption of various colors, you can place pieces of variously colored construction paper in the sun and record their surface temperatures every few minutes. The dark colors become hotter than the lighter colors.Learn More
For the additive set of primary colors, mixing red and blue makes magenta, blue and green make cyan, and green and red make yellow. For the subtractive set of primary colors, mixing together magenta and yellow makes red, yellow and cyan makes green, and cyan and magenta makes blue.Full Answer >
The color red is the most eye catching. Being exposed to the color red causes dramatic reactions in people's moods and emotions, intensifying feelings of love, excitement, anger or anxiousness.Full Answer >
Dictionary.com defines a bright line spectrum as "the spectrum of an incandescent substance appearing on a spectrogram as one or more bright lines against a dark background." Heating a material in its gaseous state causes it to give off light that creates bright lines of different colors when they pass through a prism, according to About.com.Full Answer >
Ebony is a very deep black derived from various tropical trees of the genus Diospyros. The wood comes from tropical and subtropical trees in southern India and Sri Lanka. The word "ebony" itself is commonly used as a synonym for the color black.Full Answer >