No single person invented colors, as they are naturally occurring. However, the person who formulated the concept of viewing objects, and parts of objects, as having different shades and hues was Sir Isaac Newton.
Peterman's Eye claims that Sir Isaac Newton made an attempt at explaining the idea of color during the early 1660's, when he was only "Isaac Newton." Newton's discovery of color is related to the refraction of light from his light/prism experiments. This ultimately gave the human race knowledge about how the eyes "perceive" colors depending on the way they reflect and refract surrounding light, allowing every person to see colors differently.Learn More
Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other on a color wheel, usually the standard 12-color chart. These color combinations usually have a primary or secondary color with one or more tertiary colors supporting them.Full Answer >
Cool colors include different shades of blue, green and purple. Sometimes they also include shades of gray. They are the opposite of warm colors, and their lower saturation gives off a calm, soothing effect.Full Answer >
There are seven visible colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Colors in the rainbow that are invisible to the human eye include infrared and ultraviolet.Full Answer >
Red, blue and yellow are the primary colors and are the base of every other color. They cannot be recreated by mixing other colors together. Secondary colors result when two primary colors are mixed together; they include orange, green and purple.Full Answer >