Color is everywhere! We are constantly inundated with color in our lives. From fashion to home, garden to industrial, color makes a statement.
Did you know how products get their color? I was fortunate enough to work as a "Color Specialist" in the glass industry. And, color pretty much comes from the same place -- metals. Powdered metals in varying combinations (pigment) are added to get just the right colors. Actually, what you see is the color that is absorbed by the product -- the other colors are reflected back off the surface.
For glass products, they are melted and stirred into hot glass and then annealed to keep the glass from shattering. That is what I used to do in a small plant in Northeast Ohio. For paint, the pigments are stirred into a base product -- just like you see at local hardware stores when you get your paint tinted. Plastic is much the same way -- the color is added before the product is formed (extruded or molded).
The worst colorant I ever worked with was at a processing and environmental facility when I lived in Louisiana. The plant had a division that produced blue dye -- you know, the one used to dye blue jeans and other fabrics. If that dye got on your hands, you just had to wear it off. The term "feeling blue" took on a new meaning to me there.
Nature works the same way, too. Green grass absorbs the green color wavelength and reflects the other colors back. Could you imagine if that brilliant blue sky were orange? Me, either.
Color is an amazing property. Perhaps after reading this short little blurb, you may "see" things a little differently.