Imagine combining green and blue. What would they look like? A probable answer can be turquoise, but is that the right color? Can you tell me if a color system is in your mind? Does the percentage differ for each color? When considering a variety of factors, you can expect varying results! Now let me ask again, what does green and blue make?
We will now consider some possible solutions! To illustrate how mixing red and blue produces different colors, I used Dopely’s Color Mixer Tool. Similarly, if you want to use a different color system or proportion of dominant colors, then you can do that! Simple to use, but very professional!
Why combining additive and subtractive colors result in different colors?
If you mix all the colors of light which are additive, what do you end up with? White light. But if you mix all the colors of paint which is subtractive what color do you end up with? Black paint. This is the primary difference. With light, you are mixing wavelengths together, adding them up to some color. With paint, you are removing colors. For instance, red paint absorbs all wavelengths except for red. And if you have green paint, it will absorb all wavelengths except for green. So, mixing them together, you will absorb all wavelengths.
This is why with light you want to use the primary colors- colors which are a single wavelength, while with paint you want to use secondary colors- colors which reflect multiple wavelengths. For instance, yellow reflects red and green, while cyan reflects green and blue. So, mix yellow and magenta together, and you’ll get red (since yellow absorbs everything but red and green, magenta everything but red and blue, leaving only red). It may seems confusing at first, but when you start to get the point, you will see how simple it is.
What does red and green make using subtractive color systems?
Like in painting, what happens if you mix green and blue? In the real world we have more than 16 millions colors, but obviously you can’t buy 16 millions of color tubes, right? And lots of artists or painters would buy only 3, 6, 12, 24, 48 or 64 set of color tubes and they will make the rest by combining them.
Mixing result of 30% green and 70% blue: Cobalt
Originally composed by combining cobalt oxide with aluminum, cobalt blue is a vibrant, fairly light shade of blue with hex code #004DB3. This element has been used for over a thousand years to dye porcelain in China. Even though it is toxic to the unwary.
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Mixing result of 50% green and 50% blue: Teal
An interesting thin to know, is that teal name came from a bird (a kind of duck) which has stripes of this color on its head. As you may know, the complementary color to teal is orange, or to be more specified, Maroon. And another interesting fact is that orange and teal were trendy in 21th century filmmaking.
Mixing result of 70% green and 30% blue: Jade
The color jade has the hexadecimal code #00B34D and was first used as a color term in Spain in 1569. Jade gemstones are made up of jadeite or nephrite and are typically green in color. However, they can also come in shades of white, blue, brown, red, black, and lavender.
What does green and blue make using additive color systems?
A process of mixing colored lights is known as additive mixing. Color additive mixing has three primary colors: red, green, and blue. A screen will appear white when these colors of light are displayed at the same time. As you can see in the picture below, if you mix blue light and green light in equal proportions, you will see cyan! Sounds interesting, huh? Do you want to know other fun results of mixing colored lights together? You can use the premium version of Dopely color mixer tool!