Quote by Coco Chanel : “Women think of all colors except the absence of...”
How is it that the color white is both the absence of all color and the presence of all color?
Question Asked by zbeckabee. Last updated Aug 08 Your Email Address:. Index Newest Popular Best. Join FunTrivia for Free : Hourly trivia games, quizzes, community, and more!
There are differing opinions among color theory purists whether white should be considered a color at all, since it represents the absence of hue or chroma, and cannot be made from the three primaries, as black theoretically can be. Ironically, the history of white pigments is a dark and morbid one. Lead white was one of the earliest and most reliable whites discovered, and has been in use since B. Unfortunately, its toxicity sickened and killed scores of people, and for that reason, it is no longer manufactured in the U. Repose by John White Alexander, oil painting. However, there was no easy replacement for lead white and, despite its obvious toxic effects, it continued to be used for centuries. It took the work of many chemists a very long period of time to develop the formulas for zinc white and titanium dioxide white, two colors that would eventually replace the widespread use of lead white.