How many colors are there in the world?

 In NCI News

The answer is basically infinity, But the number of colors we see is a different story.

Psycho Physicists; who study human responses believe they have figured out the total number of colors the human eye can distinguish.

A study done by these Psycho Physicists, says that the eye can see one thousand shades of light, as well as one hundred levels of red-green and one hundred levels of yellow-blue.
This means its 1000 x 100 x 100 = 10,000,000. (ten million)

Ten million shades of color!

However, they all stem from 11 main colors.
redorangeyellowgreenbluepurplepinkbrowngrayblack and white.

The rest are just combinations of these colors.

It may also interest you to know that today’s standard computer screen shows over 16 million hues of color for a single full color image.






1640 total named colors


here’s 180 of them:



It may also interest you to know that Crayola makes 120 colors of crayon for your creativity.

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