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Hi KURIUM, To the first part of your question, I think we must admit that we don't know! Whole books have been written on the subject, though, e.g.: Werner G.K. Backhaus, Reinhold Kliegl and John S. Werner, eds., "Color Vision", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1998. And preferences/dislikes of color matches vary from one individual to another. They are influenced by education, by fashion, age, and by the prevailing mood. As for myself, I quite like green with brown. In the second part, you use the phrase "wavelength of color". This reminds me of an earlier "madsci" question about analogies between sound and color. Here is a link to my answer http: //www.madsci.org/posts/archives/oct98/905182122.Ph.r.html The analogy can be misleading, since a given color may be elicited in our brain by various combinations of light wavelengths, and natural colors are never due to single wavelengths of light. So the agreeable color matches are not due to "harmonics" in the musical sense. Best Regards Werner Sieber
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