When I started taking color classes, I was excited to unwind the mysteries of color theory. I mean, as an example, I knew that yellow and blue were different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum, but I also knew that yellow was the absence of blue. How could they be mutually exclusive if they were two separate wavelengths? It didn’t make sense. I get it now, but it took a few lessons spread across two classes with two different teachers, plus a little research on my own. I think the internet needs a simple and clear explanation of why color theory makes no sense. The topic might not be possible to summarize clearly and concisely, and I might not be the guy to write it, but I’m gonna try.