Countless Colors

Countless Colors demonstrates that by mixing the primary colors in different amounts, one can form an infinite number of new colors. Three knobs control the intensity of red, blue, and green light, enabling the user to form any desired color, including white.

The Brief: 

NSF had awarded the Exploratorium a grant to complete an exhibition on color, light, optics and human vision that came to be named Seeing. Richard Brown and I had come across a small RGB flashlight that fascinated us as it would shine an infinite blend of colors into its white packaging. With three weeks and $500 we set about creating Countless Colors: named by Richard for the three colors that can provide an infinite set of hues for humans -who have only three cones to see them with.