Primary colors are the hues from which virtually all other color can be mixed. Red, yellow, and blue are the subtractive (pigment) primary colors on the color wheel; cyan, magenta, yellow are the print-process primary colors; and red, green, and blue are the additive (light-based) primary colors.

Subtractive Primary Colors:

Additive Primary Colors:

Print-Process Primary Colors (subtractive primaries):