colors, primary

colors, primary

Red, yellow, and blue, the mixture of which will yield all other colors in the spectrum, but which themselves cannot be produced through a mixture of other colors.
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I threw out such ideas as warm and cool colors, primary and secondary colors, complementary colors and so on.
Now that Newsweek columnist Joe Klein has confessed that he is the author of Primary Colors, I am forced to admit that I am also Anonymous--the Anonymous who wrote the two parodies of Primary Colors that appeared in The Nation (see "Primaries Colored," February 26, and "True Colors, Primary Suspects," March 25).
Chalk pastels (various flesh colors, primary and secondary colors, black and white)