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Rainbow coloring pages

Have fun coloring with these beautiful and cute kawaii rainbow drawings, only your imagination is the limit.

Learn by Coloring

Do you know what the colors of the rainbow are?

Officially, the order of the colors of the rainbow is as follows:

  1. Red
  2. Orange
  3. Yellow
  4. Green
  5. Blue
  6. Indigo
  7. Violet

This means that every rainbow you see will have these seven colors in this order (from the top of the rainbow to the bottom of the rainbow).

The easiest way to remember the order of the rainbow colors is to use the ROYGBIV mnemonic device, in which each letter represents the first letter of the color names (in other words, R is for Red, O is for Orange , Y is for Yellow, etc.).

At times, you may see ROYGBIV written backwards as VIBGYOR.

I’m willing to bet you can imagine most, if not all, of these seven colors of the rainbow. But many people are confused by the color indigo and how it differs from blue and purple. Indigo is generally described as somewhere between blue and violet.

Most people seem to agree that indigo is closer to a deep or dark blue than a more purple or violet color, but there is still debate on this!

What is a rainbow?

What exactly causes a rainbow to form? And why does a rainbow contain these seven colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet, in this order specifically? To answer these questions, we will go back to the English scientist and mathematician Isaac Newton.

Newton performed many experiments with light, summarized in his 1704 book Opticks, and found that when clear white light passes through a prism, it refracts into different colors in a particular order, or what we know as an arc. iris. This means that white light is not really white, but is made up of a huge spectrum of colors!

These colors make up the visible spectrum (light); it is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that human eyes can see.

All colors in the spectrum of visible light travel at different wavelengths, with red having the longest wavelength, around 700 nanometers, and violet the shortest, around 380 nanometers. These wavelengths bend at different angles when they pass through a prism, and this is what makes the order of the colors of the rainbow look like it does.

Newton was the one who decided to interpret the order of the rainbow in terms of seven unique colors – ROYGBIV – but the truth is that rainbows consist of over a million colors, many of which are invisible to the human eye!

Also, some colors, such as pink and brown, are actually visible to the human eye, but they do not have their own wavelengths and can only be created by combining certain wavelengths. For example, pink is created by combining red, green, and blue wavelengths.

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