Those two acronyms obviously stand for “Color My Yellow Kangaroo” and “Real Good Blueberries.” Am I right? Obviously not.


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CMYK_color_model

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Kangaroo. Okay, maybe there’s no Kangaroo, but you must admit that it is a waste of characters to throw in a letter that doesn’t even serve a single purpose, is it not? Tsk tsk. As a subtractive model, it simply indicates that the colors are produced when reflected wavelengths of light are projected and caught by our eyes. When we use ink and paint, we are interacting with this color scheme.

rgb_color_model

Red, Green, and Blue. Duh. And if it’s not a subtractive model, then it must be an additive model. Being an additive ploy, the RGB model projects each of the colors as the wavelengths are united. When we view digital displays, we are interacting with this color scheme.


Color In Codes

On the interwebs, color is considered an important element that is present on nearly every webpage and website across the interconnected realm. Not all coding languages can understand the meaning of the words “purple” or “light-brown,” and this is why the hexademal code system was developed.

Keep an eye out for our next post to see just what exactly color can bring to the table.


Sources

Go ahead and explore these useful links that were referenced throughout the post:

http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/color-basics.html

http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/index.html

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