CONE cells of our eyes
creates out of 380 - 540 nm light rays a blue color vision
creates out of 440 - 670 nm light rays a green color vision
creates out of 500 - 690 nm light rays a red color vision
and is also responsible for the continuously color vision to close the color wheel
|WAVELENGTH||COLOR VISION||CONE CELL|
|400 nm||VIOLET||S-CONE and L-CONE|
|480 nm||CYAN||S-CONE and M-CONE|
|580 nm||YELLOW||M-CONE and L-CONE|
With the 3 color sensitive cells the brain can create all other colors from mixing this 3 colors together. One color represent one CONE cell. This mixing is an additive mix and works with colored light. For pigments we need to look deeper into some circumstances.
If you set the newly created colors, which are mixed out of two colors in between, then we get automatically the subtractive primary colors for print and mixing. This are YELLOW (2 CONES M+L), MAGENTA (L+S CONE) and CYAN (M+S CONE).
The two color systems brings us to our CONE color wheel. Here you can find more information about our CONE COLOR SYSTEM.