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The human eye is sensitive to a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation known as the visible light spectrum, which is the only source of color. The inner surfaces of our eyes contain specialized cells that are sensitive to light and relay messages to your brain called photoreceptors. There are two types of photoreceptors known as cones and rods. Cones are sensitive to color and rods are more sensitive to intensity. You are able to “see” an object when light from the object enters your eyes and strikes these photoreceptors. We have one type of cone cell receptive to red light, another cone cell receptive to blue, and a third receptive to green. Red, green and blue are considered the primary colors. Cyan, yellow, and magenta are referred to as the primary subtractive colors. Each can be formed by subtracting one of the primary additives (red, green, and blue) from white light. The discovery made in the 17th century that when white light is refracted through a prism and divided into the full spectrum of colors became known as the Color theory. The full spectrum of colors visible are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.