We are able to hear a single tone. But we almost never (that is, without special devices) see a single color, unconnected and unrelated to other colors. Colors present themselves in continuous flux, constantly related to changing neighbors and changing conditions.
As a consequence, this proves for the reading of color what Kandinsky oftern demanded for the reading of art: what counts is not the what but the how.
- Josef Albers, Interaction of Color, 1963