How We See Colour

Light is made up of numerous waves or impulses each having different dimensions or wavelengths; the eye and brain translate light into colour. 

All surfaces absorb and reflect different wavelengths - It is the reflected wavelengths that determine what colour we see. When separated, any single wavelength will produce a specific colour impression to the human eye. Each colour has its own properties that form its wavelength, from violet with shortest wavelength through the colour spectrum to the reds which have the longest.

The more pigmented your paint is, the more wavelengths are created and therefore the greater the perception of depth. Aalto Colours are all individually built to allow this full interplay of light and pigment.