# What happens when equal amounts of any two primary colors are combined?

A secondary color is created by combining two basic colors in equal parts. For example, red and green make white; yellow, blue and red make orange; and purple, blue and red make magenta.

These colors are called "secondary" because they are produced by combining two primary colors. There are no other colors that can be formed by combining two primary colors. All the colors of the spectrum can be obtained by combining different proportions of primary colors.

For example, red and green make white, but blue and yellow make orange. This means that you cannot create all the colors of the spectrum by combining only red, green, blue and yellow. You will never get white or black because they require both red and green and blue and yellow, respectively. However, you can get every other color on the spectrum by combining different proportions of these four colors.

Another way to think about this is that there are three types of colors: primary, secondary and tertiary. Every color is either primary, secondary or tertiary.

Primary colors are red, blue and yellow. They can't be mixed together to form other colors. Tertiary colors are created from mixing primary colors.

## What color is the result of mixing them together?

Secondary colors are created by combining main colors. When two primary colors are mixed together, a secondary color is formed. When you combine red and blue, you get violet; when you combine yellow and red, you get orange; and when you combine blue and yellow, you get green. When you combine all of the fundamental colors, you get black. Therefore, black is the only true secondary color.

In reality, however, many colors that we see every day are not pure secondary colors. They contain small amounts of each of the primary colors used to make them. For example: purple contains little red and blue colors; pink contains some red and some blue; and white, which is usually called "pure" or "unmixed" gray, actually has tiny amounts of all three primaries combined.

Because they're not truly secondary colors, these mixed colors don't go into themselves when you mix them with other colors. Instead, they produce hues that lie between those of the original colors. So if you mix purple with gray, the result is actually dark red. It's just that no one color is very strong so we call it gray-red rather than purple-red.

Finally, there are a few mixed colors that do fall into themselves. These include yellow-orange, red-blue, and blue-gray. When you mix these pairs of colors, the result is always black or white - there are no in-between colors possible because there are no remaining primaries to combine.

## What happens when red and blue are mixed together?

Red and blue combine to form purple, red and yellow combine to form orange, and blue and yellow combine to form green. These are referred to as "secondary colors." Each main color has an inverse, or complementary color, which is always the color that is mixed with the other two primary colors to create a secondary color. For example, red combines with green to create white, and blue combines with green to create yellow. The process of combining colors to produce new ones is called "mixing paints."

In art, color mixing is used to achieve certain effects. For example, mixing red, green, and blue can be used to make white, which is not visible by itself but becomes so when combined with black (which absorbs all colors except white). Other colors can also be made by mixing different amounts of each of the primary colors; for example, violet can be made by mixing equal amounts of red and blue. Color mixing is also used in painting, drawing, and sculpture to add depth and interest to your work.

The term "colors" refers to all the different hues and tones that make up the spectrum of visible light.

## What is the value of the sum of the primary and secondary colors?

True. Surprisingly, when a main color and a secondary color are mixed, the resulting color is white. Therefore, the value of mixing red and blue is white. This means that you can calculate the value of combining any two colors.

Furthermore, because yellow = orange + blue, then orange and blue must be equal in value to each other. And since red and green are equal in value, then red and green can be combined to create white, which means they're equal in value as well. This also means that violet and yellow, black and purple, and any combination of colors have equal value.

Finally, because gray equals half white + half black, then any combination of colors with equal value will produce a gray object. For example, if you mix two equal amounts of red and green, you'll get white light, so half of that is gray. However, if you mix two different colors, they won't be equal in value, so the result will not be gray; it will be one of the original colors.

In conclusion, the value of any combination of two colors is always going to be either the primary color or the secondary color, but never a mixture of both.

## Are they produced by mixing two equal amounts of primary and secondary colors?

An equal amount of primary and secondary colors are combined to create intermediate hues. Yellow-green is created by combining equal portions yellow (primary color) and green (secondary color). To create blue, red, or purple, you would need to add more of one color than the other.

All colors can be made by combining different amounts of primary and secondary colors. For example, orange can be made by combining 2 parts red with 1 part yellow; violet can be made by combining 2 parts blue with 1 part white.

Some colors cannot be made by combining only primary colors. For example, red black or white cannot be made by combining only red and blue. However, any color can be made by combining some amount of each of the primary colors.

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