Chemistry will confirm black is a color using molecular theory.
[Edited by Neo7, 1/11/2011 4:54:38 AM]
[Edited by Rise_Against, 1/11/2011 12:25:09 PM]
No. White is different.
Within art, both are not colours.
However, within the light spectrum white technically IS a colour. White is a result of all the colours combining. Black is when there is no light. If I go any deeper explaining that I'll end up mind-ninja'd again over the fact that black is devoid of light and how colours really work and-and-and *brain short-circuits*
Light is the combination of all colors in even proportions
Black is the absence of all light (not considered a color)
--Main theory is that no combination of light will yield black.
Under molecular theory (Your painting supplies):
Light is the absence of all pigmentation (not considered a color)
Black is the combination of all pigmentation in even proportions.
--Main theory is that no combination of molecules will yield white.