Every perception of color is an illusion, we do not see colors as they really are. In our perception they alter one another.
If you are interested in colour, it’s a good idea to look into the work done in this field at the Bauhaus, considered to be one of the most influential schools of art and design of the 20th century. Among its most prominent teachers were; Anni & Josef Albers, Johannes Itten, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. All of whom did very solid work in the field of colour studies.
The study of colour done by the students at the Bauhaus was shaped by a diverse body of previously developed artistic, psychological, and scientific theories of color, but just as important: tested and innovated through practical exercises.
For Josef Albers, “sight” signified not just the optical mechanics of the eye and the physical properties of light waves but also the perception of inner states.
Combined, he said, these different ways of seeing formed one’s view of the world. Therefore, in line with his conviction, Albers considered a person’s world view to be highly subjective.
“If one says ‘Red’ (the name of a color) and there are 50 people listening, it can be expected that there will be 50 reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.7
If Albers is right in thinking that sight include the perception of inner states, it follows that art is not primarily an object, it is an experience.
Only those who love color are admitted to its beauty and immanent presence. It affords utility to all, but unveils its deeper mysteries only to its devotees.
— Johannes Itten