Optics is the study of the properties and behavior of light. In this section you can learn about everything from holograms to lasers and lenses.

What are the colors in the visible light spectrum?

All colors that you see fall into the visible light spectrum. Learn about the colors in the visible light spectrum in this article.

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  • Violet (color)

    Violet (color)

    Violet, a reddish-blue color. The light rays that produce it have the shortest wavelength of any in the visible spectrum. See more »

  • White


    White, the color of a substance that reflects all the colors of sunlight. It can also be produced by a mixture, in equal proportions, of the optical primaries because these colors (violet-blue, green, and orange-red) can be combined to produce all other colors. See more »

  • Yellow


    Yellow, one of the pigment primary colors. Yellow occurs between green and orange in the solar spectrum. See more »

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