red + green + blue = what color
This question has been answered in a multitude of ways, and iu2019ve seen many similar questions all over this site.
Some have said black, some have said white, some have even come to brown.
Others have ignored the question because of the endless possibilities.
And yes, its true that the outcomes are infinite given the types of colours you are using, but thereu2019s no need to go into all that.
The solution is much more simple.
I feel all the previous responses are over complicated or insufficient.
So hereu2019s the correct answer:,Lets take a look at the colour wheel.
,Color Wheel - Color Calculator | Sessions CollegeI want you to take a look at the centre of the circle.
As you will notice, the centre is white.
This means that when every colour is mixed in exactly equal proportions, the colour will be white.
,To prove this, go to an RGB input colour wheel (such as the one in the link under the colour wheel) and set R, G and B to 255.
Notice how the pointer will shift to the centre of the circle.
,So is that the answer then? That simple? No.
Although many do over complicate the question, white is not my final answer.
See, weu2019re missing just one small thing.
,When defining a colour, we need to give 3 linear bits of information, 3 dimensions if you will.
These are defined by the HSL system.
HSL stands for Hue, Saturation, Lightness.
,Notice how we are using a 2D model to define a 3D system.
The colour wheel is missing a couple of things.
On the colour wheel we have hue (the position around the circle) and saturation (distance away from the centre), but we are missing lightness.
,There are 2 ways to mend this insufficiency.
We could go back to the original colour cube, from where the circle originated.
Or, taking a much simpler route, we could think of the colour wheel as a cylinder.
,Most colour wheels, such as the one in the previous link, will also have a lightness bar.
This is essentially the height dimension of the cylinder.
As we go up the cylinder, the colours will lighten and as we go down, the colours darken.
,So what does this mean? Well as we all know, when we darken the colour white, we get grey, to a point where we reach almost black.
,So in conclusion: