Color perception / Seeing color definition

Color perception is the color that we see when we view an object or scene.  Color perception can be influenced by a number of factors, such as color blindness, the inability to observe without preconceived notions, and the quality of light that one is seeing an object/scene in.  There are many theories about color perception.  There even exists a school in California dedicated solely to the art of seeing color!  When one simply “observes” something without the input of any preconceived notions, a better color perception occurs.  Becoming aware of color and trying to perceive color accurately is a skill that takes much time and effort to acquire.  Painters especially practice the art of perceiving color in order to paint objects as they are.