# Mirror

prosoccer
Posers and Puzzles 29 Jul '07 03:55
1. 29 Jul '07 03:55
What colour is a mirror?
2. 29 Jul '07 08:05
Originally posted by prosoccer
What colour is a mirror?
From braking lots of mirrors and scraping them out of curiosity, I observed that they put some sort of colour (usually silver) at the back of the clear glass to reflect the image.

So, any colour is possible, it just depends on what type of covering is behind the clear glass.
3. AThousandYoung
29 Jul '07 10:32
Originally posted by prosoccer
What colour is a mirror?
The same color as what it's reflecting.
4. 29 Jul '07 21:10
Really, you could argue it either way. You could say the mirror itself is silver, but then you could say that it isn't silver because it can be any colour as long as that colour is in front of it, so how do you know?
5. 29 Jul '07 22:08
Originally posted by prosoccer
Really, you could argue it either way. You could say the mirror itself is silver, but then you could say that it isn't silver because it can be any colour as long as that colour is in front of it, so how do you know?
The mirror is 2 different things put together though.ðŸ˜•
6. 29 Jul '07 22:11
Originally posted by Dance Master MC
The mirror is 2 different things put together though.ðŸ˜•
And a mirror is made with silver nitrate so having a silvery colour is a necessity.
7. 30 Jul '07 02:51
Originally posted by Dance Master MC
The mirror is 2 different things put together though.ðŸ˜•
But I am not talking about it's individual parts (when I said it was silver I meant that if you take a cross section of a mirror you will see silver), I am talking about the whole mirror.
8. AThousandYoung
02 Aug '07 20:14
Originally posted by prosoccer
But I am not talking about it's individual parts (when I said it was silver I meant that if you take a cross section of a mirror you will see silver), I am talking about the whole mirror.
The front or the back?

What's the color of a zebra?
9. 02 Aug '07 21:18
Originally posted by AThousandYoung

What's the color of a zebra?
Grey? ðŸ˜›
10. Anzelak
Sloth's First King
03 Aug '07 00:05
Originally posted by Freddie2006
Grey? ðŸ˜›
Don't be silly...

They haven't be grey for at least three months now.
11. wolfgang59
Mr. Wolf
03 Aug '07 06:52
I think a mirror must be white.

It reflects all wave-lengths so it must be white? Doesnt look white because of the low percentage of light absorbed.

Compare with say a high gloss red door. You see your reflection (because of the low absorption) but still see red.

Anything will change its colour in different light, a mirror is just an extreme example.
12. AThousandYoung
05 Aug '07 04:18
Originally posted by wolfgang59
I think a mirror must be white.

It reflects all wave-lengths so it must be white? Doesnt look white because of the low percentage of light absorbed.

Compare with say a high gloss red door. You see your reflection (because of the low absorption) but still see red.

Anything will change its colour in different light, a mirror is just an extreme example.
It doesn't look white because it doesn't scatter the light before reflecting it.
13. 13 Aug '07 11:12
Originally posted by prosoccer
What colour is a mirror?
Depends on the kind of mirror. Assuming the usual modern kind of a sheet of glass with foil backing, it's a combination of the colour of the glass (usually a very feint blue) and that of the foil (probably also very slightly blue). So all in all, a mirror is blue, but very weakly.

Richard
14. uzless
The So Fist
14 Aug '07 18:001 edit
jebus, a mirror is colourless. To ask what colour it is is like asking how full an empty glass is.
15. Palynka
Upward Spiral
14 Aug '07 18:06
Originally posted by Shallow Blue
So all in all, a mirror is blue, but very weakly.
A shallow blue?