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This applies not only to opaque objects. The basic idea is that white light is a mixture of different colors, and objects tend to reflect the different colors - the components of white light - in different proportions. For example, an object that reflects most of the red light but not much of the other colors will look red.

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Q: Why do opaque objects appear to hve different colors?
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