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Thread: something that I've always wondered..

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    is white considered a color or lack of color?

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    I always considered white a color and it has many shades too.

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    white is a color to me....if its not a color..what is black?

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    I was taught that black was all colors and white was the lack of all colors.

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    White is a color. I remember buying a silk and taffeta wedding gown a long time ago. The same dress was available in cream, but the white cost more. When I asked why, it was because they had to dye the fabrics.

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    No matter what the rest of the world thinks, quilters probably would consider it a color because we have to factor it into our design if we use it. Different whites play off of other colors and change it all to the eye viewing the final quilt.

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    I think it is a color also - but others in my family don't think so.. it is always an ongoing debate

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    As an artist, white is void of color and black is a blend of all primary colors.

    As a quilter, we think of them as colors.

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    Remember adding bluing to your whites to make them whiter? Most fabric softeners are dyed blue :wink: :D:D:D

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    and a tomato is a fruit ! ? !

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    yes it is a color

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy
    and a tomato is a fruit ! ? !
    If a tomato is a fruit...would ketchup be a smoothie? :)
    Sorry, I couldnt resist...:)

    Cindy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy2sew
    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy
    and a tomato is a fruit ! ? !
    If a tomato is a fruit...would ketchup be a smoothie? :)
    Sorry, I couldnt resist...:)

    Cindy
    ROFLMBO

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbs
    I always considered white a color and it has many shades too.
    My thought exactly :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy2sew
    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy
    and a tomato is a fruit ! ? !
    If a tomato is a fruit...would ketchup be a smoothie? :)
    Sorry, I couldnt resist...:)

    Cindy
    Hahahahaha, good one!
    I always thought white was a color but I admit I don't know everything lol :D

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    I guess it adds up to why you want to know.
    If you're a scientist, then white is the reflection of all colour, and black is the absorption of all colour.
    But to a quilter, white is a colour.
    To a laundry worker, white is a goal.
    To an old woman, white hair is a crown well earned.
    It's all in the context.
    But I do like the smoothie idea. Can mine have blueberries in it?

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    To me it is a color, but we were taught in school that it was not a color.

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    I heard white and black and gray are shades. Interesting subject though. Why are they not on the color wheels?????

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    I say yes, but then again..... Well this might help http://www.colormatters.com/vis_bk_white.html :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy2sew
    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy
    and a tomato is a fruit ! ? !
    If a tomato is a fruit...would ketchup be a smoothie? :)
    Sorry, I couldnt resist...:)

    Cindy
    ROFLMBO !!!!!!

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    White IS a color --- if there were no color, it would be transparent. Here's a description:

    "White is a shade, the perception of which is evoked by light that stimulates all three types of color sensitive cone cells in the human eye in nearly equal amounts and with high brightness compared to the surroundings. A white visual stimulation will be void of hue and grayness."

    Clear as mud??????????

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    I am a picture framer and the offical answer is white is the absence of color --- so why do we have about 70 different "shades" of white mats???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy2sew
    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy
    and a tomato is a fruit ! ? !
    If a tomato is a fruit...would ketchup be a smoothie? :)
    Sorry, I couldnt resist...:)

    Cindy
    :thumbup: :thumbup: ROFLOL :)

    To me it is a discription of a color tone, White, Cream, Ivory, all forms of a white with different values. JMO

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    too funny.. but I guess some would think about it... (insert throwing up noise here)... yuckkkkkkkkk


    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy2sew
    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy
    and a tomato is a fruit ! ? !
    If a tomato is a fruit...would ketchup be a smoothie? :)
    Sorry, I couldnt resist...:)

    Cindy

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    what I had learned in art.. white and black are neutral's

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