Representing Color as Three Numbers


How do three numbers, such as RGB or XYZ, represent color perception, and how are these representations related to each other and to physical color? When do they fail? This article gives an overview of the principle of trichromacy and its application to color representation and design.

Maureen Stone
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2005
Publication Information: 
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, July/August 2005, pp 79-85