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Me and a bud had a discussion going on about whether white was a color or not. My friend said it was the absence of color. But i figured it was a color because there is a white crayon. So, is white a color or not? Discuss...
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#2
No. I mean yes.
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No. White is a shade. Just like black and grey.
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I thought friends generally settled this paradox around grade 2.
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white is every colour.

edit: or is that black?

This.

Edit: I only meant 'this' before his edit.
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Black is the "absence of color" if any. White is several colors.

I suggest you get new, smarter friends.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White

Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asians
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#11
White is a color, actually every color. Black is a shade, an absense of color.
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White is every color together. Black is the absence of color.


This. Only substitute colour for light.
#14
Well, obviously if there wasn't a crayon for it, it wouldn't be a color now would it?


actually black is the absence of color, white is the combination of all colors
#17
In terms of light, white is the essence of color, or all colors mixed together.
And black is the absence.

In terms of pigments, it is the opposite.
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#18
white is not a color. black is not a color. they are both neutrals. white is absence of color. black is presence of all color. any questions?
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In terms of light, white is the essence of color, or all colors mixed together.
And black is the absence.

In terms of pigments, it is the opposite.


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Black is the "absence of color" if any. White is several colors.

I suggest you get new, smarter friends.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White

Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asians



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#23
White is an illusion, you cant see whats not there, if everything is white, you cant see anything.
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Black is the "absence of color" if any. White is several colors.

I suggest you get new, smarter friends.


I love how you say this and then link to articles whose first words are literally "black/white is a color."

Even then, shockingly, Wikipedia is wrong. Black is a color, white is a shade.
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all i know is that it is the only pure and decent race..


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white is not a color. black is not a color. they are both neutrals. white is absence of color. black is presence of all color. any questions?


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White is a shading
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If you mean like art colors, then no. It is the absence of color. I think white light is a bunch mixed. SO you are wrong. It is not a color.
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White is an illusion, you cant see whats not there, if everything is white, you cant see anything.


the same goes for black at this point
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In terms of light, white is the essence of color, or all colors mixed together.
And black is the absence.

In terms of pigments, it is the opposite.


*Seconded
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Actually, black is a both a colour and not a colour.

0 is still a number :P


but you cannot divide by zero O_o
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I love how you say this and then link to articles whose first words are literally "black/white is a color."

Even then, shockingly, Wikipedia is wrong. Black is a color, white is a shade.


I think you have those two mixed up...
#37
every color could be considered a shade. each color is a different shade of another color. no color is a mix of all colors. you end up with a color that aready exists. or a tiedye shirt.

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#38
It's actually all colors combined, so yeah, I would say so.
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It's actually all colors combined, so yeah, I would say so.


Not as a pigment.

Take a load of crayons. Take one and scribble on a piece of paper. Take another, and scribble over it. Repeat with other colours. Looks more black than white to me.

Light, on the other hand is the opposite. A white object reflects all colours of the spectrum, making it white. A black object absorbs all the colours of the spectrum, making it black, as no colour is reflected back to the retina.

So, a black object contains all colours, because no colour is reflected back, whilst a white object is of no colour, because all colour is reflected back. A red object contains all colour but red, because only the wavelength for "red" is reflected.
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