Color (disambiguation)

Color (disambiguation)

Color is the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, yellow, white, etc.

Color or colour may also refer to:



  • Color vision, the capacity of an organism or machine to distinguish objects based on the wavelengths of the light they reflect or emit
  • Color charge, in particle physics, a property of quarks and gluons
  • Color index, in astronomy, a simple numerical expression that determines the color of an object
  • Primary color, a color belonging to a set of three that can be combined to make a gamut of colors
  • Colorimetry, the mathematical science of the measurement and perception of color
  • Animal colouration
    • "Coloured", a term used in the British Isles to describe the coat of a Pinto horse
  • Color temperature, the temperature of a radiating black body corresponding to a given color of light
  • Colors of noise, the descriptions of noises based on the shape of their spectral densities
  • Biological pigments, colored substances in living organisms
  • Pigment, solid colored particles, used in paints

Society and politics

  • Terms referring to skin color, ethnicity, or race
  • Color (law) (or color of law), a legal term meaning "pretense or appearance of" some right
  • Colors (motorcycling), motorcycling club insignia
  • Colours, standards and guidons, military flags and related ceremonies
  • Gang colors, colors or insignia worn by gang members
  • Political colour, colors associated with a political party or ideology
  • Regimental colour, a flag carried or maintained by British Army and Commonwealth infantry regiments or battalions
  • College Colours, a form of recognition for sporting prowess at a university; known in many places as a Blue

Visual art

  • Color (software), a color-grading application for Apple's Final Cut Studio video production suite
  • Color commentary, or simply color, in a sporting event broadcast, supplemental information offered between play-by-play calls
  • Color photography
  • Color theory, the art of color mixing and the visual impact of color combinations
  • Color, in typography, the overall density and balance between white space and print in a page layout
  • Color wheel or color circle, a logical arrangement of colors around a circle for artistic or scientific purposes



  • Tone color refers to timbre
  • Two meanings in medieval music theory
    • Color, sequence of repeated notes in the cantus firmus tenor of a composition, in isorhythm
    • Coloration, a technique of marking notes, in mensural notation




Other uses

  • Colours (solitaire), a card game
  • Color code (disambiguation), multiple meanings
  • Food coloring, any substance added to food to change its color
  • Color (finance), in mathematical finance, a characteristic of a derivative
  • iPod Color or iPod Photo, a portable media player

See also

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