White color

White color is representation of peace, purity and virginity. It is associated with cleanliness, health and winter. It makes an object appear lighter in weight. It is a color of delicacy and softness.



White has a strange appeal of rich, as well as cheap, when feel is criteria. Expensive items like bone china is white in color. On the other end, cheap and disposable paper and plastic items are also white.

White in photography has its own limits. It always works as a good background color and supports typography in a perfect manner. It has a tremendous impact as a negative space. However, the limitation of whiteness is only up to the whiteness of the paper on which a photograph is printed. Whereas in nature, snow is much more whiter as compared to a paper sheet. Even white clouds appear much whiter for they are supported by the transmitted light.

Yet, white is one of the safest color to work with. White object can be shot against any back ground and any object can be shot against white background. However, contrast is to be taken in to account when we are shooting light colored object against white background, unless we are shooting a high key picture.

White in fashion and glamour photography has its own appeal. White dress on a model is a representation of happiness and joy. So we can create a charming photograph with white dress, accessories and background.

When white light is passed through a prism, in breaks in to its component colors, which is spectrum of VIBGYOR. White is placed at the extreme end of the visual spectrum.

On RGB color mode, white is produced by adding all three colors at full strength. In this mode, red, green and blue light is projected on a white screen and when these three colors intersect, white is appeared.

On CMYK color mode, white is the result of absence of all four colors.

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